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Marketing, Opportunity Analysis, International Business Development

Frontier Markets

The databases listed below offer statistics, country economic reports, doing business guides, industry reports and news on emerging markets.  The Doing Business Abroad page suggests some additional resources.

  Global Edge
Global business knowledge site providing access to authoritative data from Michigan State University.

  Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
Commerce Reports, Country Reports and Market Indicators and Forecasts from the Economist Intelligence Unit offer monthly and annual in depth analysis, data and ratings for the infrastructure, demographics, political scene, domestic economy, foreign trade, including regional and industrial sector breakdowns for over 200 countries.

  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.

  OECD iLibrary
Full text access to all of the books, periodicals, statistics and working papers produced by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development since 1998. Statistics are available via pdf files or via interactive databases with downloadable Excel or comma delimited text. Metadata is easily accessible. Books, periodicals and working papers may be searched by title or subject fields or in full text. Browsing by publication type or thematic subject is also available. SourceOECD comprises 20 Book collections by theme, containing all our monographs and reports; 24 periodicals; a reference title; and the OECD statistical databases.

  Euromonitor (Passport)
Authorized users (on and off campus) limited to current Villanova students, faculty and staff. Use for research or private study for academic purposes only.  This resource is a database of demographic, economic, lifestyle, and consumer market information for over 350 markets and 207 countries. Statistics cover consumer lifestyles, retailing, and consumer market sizes and forecasts. The data includes 6-year historic market size data for more than 330 consumer products in 52 countries, plus 5-year forecasts. Lifestyle indicators for 71 countries, lifestyle reports for 65 countries, and country profiles for 250 countries are also included.

Sales & Negotiation

Literature on best practices in sales or negotiations are typically found in business publications.  The video shows how to search ABI Inform, one of our best general purpose business article databases.  The same search strategies can be applied to using Business Source Premier.

Use the link to our catalog to find books on sales & negotiations, or check out these lists of online books on sales or business negotiation.

  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.

  Catalog at Falvey
Keyword and subject searches in the Library's catalog are good starting points when first exploring a topic. Search results can be narrowed with facets such as topic, era, language or region. Facets are located on the right hand side of the results screen.  Use the Online facet to retrieve ebooks.  Check out this sample list of e-books on negotiation.

Private Equity & Venture Capital

Introduction to deal sourcing and origination by David Teten

Where are the deals? Private equity and venture capital best practices in sourcing new investments.

Where are the deals? How VCs identify the next generation of start-ups.


National Venture Capital Association  Learn about news and issues important to the venture capital industry.

Emerging Markets Private Equity Association  News, research and regulatory issues for the industry.

Money Tree Report Studies on venture capital activity by PriceWaterHouseCooper and NVCA.


Journal of Private Equity Full text available from 1999-2013.  Use inter-library loan for most current articles.

Venture Capital Full text available from 1999-2013. Use inter-library loan for most current articles.


Private Equity News (Europe)

Private Equity International

Private Equity Manager

Private Equity Analyst


Venture Capital & Private Equity Firms Directory of venture capital firms. The User Key is an indispensable tool for formulating expert searches.

Article Search Engines

  EconLit with Full Text (EBSCO)

  ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest)

  Business Source Premier (EBSCO)


Don't forget the books.  We have may ebooks on topic such as the titles in this list of ebooks on venture capital and private equity.

  Catalog at Falvey
Keyword and subject searches in the Library's catalog are good starting points when first exploring a topic. Search results can be narrowed with facets such as topic, era, language or region. Facets are located on the right hand side of the results screen.

lhauck Linda Hauck
Business Librarian
Falvey Library, Villanova University
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Villanova , PA , 19085
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