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.

Ethiopia

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

Industries

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

  Lexis Nexis Academic

  Mergent/Moody's Manuals (Mergent Archives)

  EMIS Intelligence (Emerging Markets Information Service)

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.

  Financial Times
A UK-based daily newspaper with a special emphasis on business and economic news. The web edition provides access to the same reporting found in the print edition plus additional content such as multimedia features, company tear sheets, interactive charting, a dictionary of financial terms, and recruitment tools. Digital access to the print edition is available via ABI/Inform and Nexis Uni.
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