Preparing a business case is primarily an exercise in analysis and creative thinking. However without a sound understanding of conditions, you cannot frame and solve business problems. The cases for this class require an understanding of the economic and business conditions of the target countries. This guide provides links to resources for the smaller, less well documented markets that might present research barriers.
World Bank Group, Doing Business Ethiopia
U.S. Commercial Service Doing Business in Ethiopia 2013
Global Edge Links to Ethiopia
IHS Global Insight Country Intelligence Ethiopia
Kwintessential Ethiopia Language, Culture, Customs, Etiquette
Ethiopia In African Economic Outlook 2015: Regional Development and Spacial Inclusion
Aid Trade & Development Indicators for Ethiopia In Aid for Trade at a Glance 2013
Neilsen Emerging Markets Insights Ethiopia 2014
Myanmar / Burma
World Bank Group Doing Business Myanmar
U.S. Commercial Service Doing Business in Burma 2014
Global Edge Links to Burma
Data-Planet Burma Guide to Statistics
McKinsey & Company Myanmar's Moment: Unique Opportunities, Major Challenges 2013
Finding industry reports or profiles for these markets will take a bit of digging in several library databases. You may have to rely on regional rather than national industry reports. Don't hesitate to ask the business librarian for help finding industry information for your target country.
D&B Global Business Browser (formerly Onesource/Avention)
Offers public and private company profiles and screener, industry market research reports from Marketline, Freedonia, Euromonitor and RMA updated with recent news, executive profiles and analyst reports.
Lexis Nexis Academic
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Features the full text of all of Mergent / Moody's Corporate Manuals from 1909 to the present. Once you enter the database select the option for "Corporate Manuals" and begin your search. Access to current reports for 24 broadly defined industries. Portal for quick access to annual reports.
Emerging Markets Information Service (EMIS)
Emerging Markets Information Service (EMIS) delivers deep, rich company and industry information, alongside the relevant news, research and analytics for developing markets.
Update with News and Reports
ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest)
Provides access to scholarly journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals, and country-and industry-focused reports.
Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
Provides access to a wide range of academic business journals and trade magazines. Topics include management, marketing, accounting, finance, economics, international business, operations management and management information systems. Full-text access may be embargoed for up to three years. Coverage goes back to 1965.
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