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Managing in Latin America

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.

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Browse and monitor foreign business news on your Financial Times or WSJ.com subscriptions.


 Articles & Books

  ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest)

  Business Source Premier (EBSCO)

  Catalog at Falvey

  Emerging Markets Information Service (EMIS)

  Financial Times

  Lexis Nexis Academic


  Wall Street Journal (Eastern Edition)


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.


Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
IHS Country Monitor reports are available here.  Type target country in search box, use drop down to select geographic term and limit your results to publication type Country Report.

Emerging Markets Information Service (EMIS)
Use the Country Analysis tab to get Oxford Economics reports.  Note that all countries are selected as the default, toggle to unselect all and choose your target country.

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
Country reports include an economic tab with forecasts.

Economic Survey of Latin America & the Caribbean

 Social & Cultural

Cultural guides to doing business from a consultancy firm

Countries & Their Cultures
Encyclopedia describes social and cultural life.

Euromonitor (Passport)
Consumer tab provides snapshot of social and cultural trends

Leadership Crossroads
Register for free access to chapters on international negotiations

Country tab provides data and analysis on digital, social and mobile usage.


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 Report

Euromonitor (Passport)
Provides market research reports on consumer goods categories only

IBIS 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.

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 resources

UHY Doing Business Guides
Guides cover laws related to business organizations, taxation & labor

World Bank Doing Business
See links to the Law Library for business laws and regulations

Deloitte 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 ratings

Emerging 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

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.

Lexis-Nexis Company Dossier
Find a company or screen for a company across the many data sources licensed by Lexis-Nexis.

Good source for company profiles with SWOT analysis

Search American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries and Foreign Firms Operating in the United States directories.

Euromonitor (Passport)
Covers consumer products companies only.

MarketLine Company Profiles
Good source for company profiles with SWOT analysis


These sources offer excellent intelligence on foreign economies, but don't easily fall into the other categories on this page

  Global Edge

  OECD iLibrary

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