Sensitivity to the customes and practices of doing buisiness in other countries is not new, but has never been more important to American business people. These resources should help to foster the intercultural competence necessary for global trade and multinational management.
An appreciation for the historical context and economic conditions of foreign countries is key to doing business.
Economist Intelligence Unit The country reports are forward looking descriptions of economic and political conditions written for business professionals and updated on a monthly basis.
Digital Reference Books on Nations Provide general overviews of the social, political, and cultural history not written specifically for a business audience.
Global Edge by country
Guides to doing business are distinguished from country background reports to the extent that they focus on the requirements for and limitations to commercial activity.
Economist Intelligence Unit Country Commerce reports provide practical advice for operating in 55 countries.
U.S. Commercial Guides Doing Business series are written for U.S. exporters.
Deloitte International Tax & Business Guides Ideal for the international investor interesting in the tax regimes and operating conditions.
National Trade Estimate Reports U.S. Trade Representative reports on barriers to trade.
These digital books are compendiums on cross cultural business communication.
To find books in the Falvey Library collection search the following subject terms in our Catalog and combine them with your target country
Free content in Culture Wizard is reliable too.
Free content from Canadian Center for Intercultural LearningCanadian Centre for Intercultural Learning
Romance Languages & Literature Research Guide Guide to language resources at Falvey Library.
Catalog Search our catalog for "self instruction" or grammar and the target language to find language learning books.
iTunes University Has numerious videos for independentllearning languages. You will need to download iTunes to view them. Emory Universities are quite popular.Emerging Markets Information Service (EMIS)
FITA Federation of International Trade Associations with links to leads, market research, country profiles.