Articles & Books
Search articles for news on companies, countries & industries. Find out about market entry strategies ethics, HR issues and other relevant topics in books and articles.
The search interfaces differ, but be sure to search for synonyms and take advantage of search options within each database.
Browse and monitor foreign business news on your Financial Times or WSJ.com subscriptions.
Articles & Books
ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest)
The most comprehensive ABI/INFORM™ database, this comprises ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/INFORM Trade and Industry, and ABI/INFORM Dateline. The database features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals, country-and industry-focused reports. Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
Business Source Premier is a full-text, scholarly and trade article database covering a wide range of topics including management, marketing, accounting, finance, economics, international business, operations management and management information systems. 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. 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. Financial Times
The distinctively salmon colored UK based Financial Times is recognized as a leading source for global business news. The web edition provides access to the same outstanding reporting found in the print edition (available via ABI Inform and Lexis-Nexis) and also additionally has multimedia content, company tear sheets, interactive charting, and educational features such as a dictionary of financial terms, and recruitment tool. For mobile access via iPad or iPhone visit app.ft.com. For mobile access via Android devices visit m.ft.com. Subscription courtesy of Villanova School of Business. Register with your Villanova email address. Lexis Nexis Academic
Now Nexis-Uni. Provides full-text access to a wide range of news (national, international, regional, business, legal, and foreign language), business (company financial news and information, accounting, auditing & tax information, industry and market news), and legal (law reviews, federal case law, state legal research) sources. It also features news transcripts, the U.S. Code, Constitution & Court rules, state and country profiles, medical abstracts, and reference & directory sources. WARC
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Case studies, news and data on global marketing and advertising. Wall Street Journal (Eastern Edition)
The Wall Street Journal is available online on the ABI/INFORM Proquest database (which also offers a dizzying array of other exceptional sources). The WSJ is also distributed in print during the school year in Bartley Hall. For access to WSJ.com VSB (only) student may register for access via the Clay Center (firstname.lastname@example.org) or VSB Graduate Programs (mailto:VSBgradstudents@villanova.edu)
BBC News Country Profiles
"Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions".CIA - The World Factbook
The online Factbook is updated bi-weekly. The U.S. government’s complete geographical handbook, featuring full-color maps and flags of all nations and geographical entities. Each country profile tracks such demographics as population, ethnicity and literacy rates, as well as political, geographical and economic data. (Bartleby.com)Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
Country reports have politics tabs.Political Handbook of the World (Sage/CQ Press)
Comprehensive country profiles chronicling national history, government, and political parties, as well as profiles on intergovernmental organizations, development banks, and the agencies and specialized bodies of the United Nations.
Social & Cultural
ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest)
Industry reports typically summarize relevant technological advances and innovations. Search by industry keyword or NAICS code and document type Industry Report, Market Research or Market ReportEuromonitor (Passport)
Provides market research reports on consumer goods categories onlyIBIS World
US and China reports only, but Operating Conditions tab always covers technology.NetAdvantage (Standard & Poor's, Capital IQ)
Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage is a comprehensive, professional source of proprietary analysis on industry trends, corporate activities, and investments. For non-business students, the service includes a Financial Education section with tools for understanding personal finance.OneSource
Many industry reports for foreign markets
Country Commercial Guides.
Country Commercial Guides (CCG's) are prepared annually by U.S. embassies with the assistance of several U.S. government agencies.Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
Commerce Reports cover laws and regulations related to trade, organizations, intellectual property, taxation and human resourcesUHY Doing Business Guides
Guides cover laws related to business organizations, taxation & laborWorld Bank Doing Business
See links to the Law Library for business laws and regulationsDeloitte Taxation & Investment Guides
"The Taxation and Investment Guides are a first stop for investors wishing to gain a working perspective on the operating conditions and investment climate – including the legal, accounting and taxation framework."
Coface: Country Risk and Economic Analysis
Free country risk and business climate assessments from an international trade credit rating firm.Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
Market Indicators and Forecasts has country credit and business operations risk ratingsEmerging Markets Information Service (EMIS)
D&B risk rankings available from the Country Analysis tab.Lexis Nexis Academic
Lexis-Nexis has BMI risk reports on countries, labor, operations, security, trade & investment. PRS group stories are also available. To find these files, use the Source Directory Find feature. Simply type risk and check off the desired publications.PRS International Country Risk Guide (ICRG) Tables
Reseacher Dataset Table 3B. PRS ratings for 146 countries in a time series from 1985-2015 covering government stability, socioeconomic conditions, investment profile, internal conflict, external conflict, corruption, military in politics, religious tension, ethnic tension, democratic accountability, and bureaucracy quality.
Companies in Latin America
These sources offer excellent intelligence on foreign economies, but don't easily fall into the other categories on this page
Global business knowledge site providing access to authoritative data from Michigan State University.
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.