International Business Information: How to Find It, How to Use It / Edition 2

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This business reference tool is a must for identifying the most current and authoritative sources of international business information and for determining which sources are the most useful, accessible, affordable and reliable. The easy-to-use second edition discusses some sources contained in the first edition, some of which have been updated, and also presents and evaluates new print and electronic sources.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Reference librarians who have found that queries about international business information leave them feeling slightly inadequate will appreciate this new book. Modeled after Michael Lavin's Business Information: How To Find It, How To Use It (Oryx, 1992. 2d ed.), it describes key international publications and databases. In addition, background information for each chapter gives the researcher and librarian the necessary information to locate the correct and most useful source. The authors have been selective in the sources they have included, having examined all printed sources and searched the databases. A most useful element is the inclusion of sample entries from both printed and online sources, illustrating the information and providing researchers with a quick reference to see if the source has the information they are looking for. This is not a bibliography, though in many ways it is more useful. As more business enterprises become international, many libraries will find this book to be of tremendous value, especially given the affordable price. Highly recommended.-C. Christopher Pavek, Putnam, Hayes & Bartlett, Inc. Information Ctr., Washington, D.C.
A reference designed as a practical guide for researchers and librarians to finding and understanding international business information. Written from a US perspective, it describes key international business publications and databases, and provides the subject background needed to understand them. The emphasis is on the core of business resources--companies, industries, markets, and finance--and most of the resources described are serial publications in either print or electronic format, widely available in medium or large libraries worldwide. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814405772
  • Publisher: AMACOM Books
  • Publication date: 2/28/2000
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 450
  • Product dimensions: 8.35 (w) x 10.92 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Meet the Author

RUTH A. PAGELL is director of Business Information Services, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.

MICHAEL HALPERIN is the director of the Lippincott Library of the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania).

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Table of Contents

List of Exhibits
List of Tables
Ch. 1 General Sources for International Business Research 3
Ch. 2 Accounting Standards and Practices 19
App. A Sample U.K. and French Balance Sheets 44
App. B Synthesis of Accounting Standards in 48 Countries 47
App. C Disclosure Requirements of Major Stock Exchanges 49
Ch. 3 Company Information: Issues 50
App. D Selecting a Company Directory - A Checklist 72
App. E Company Definitions - A Glossary 74
App. F Size of Enterprises 75
Ch. 4 Directory Sources 77
App. G Company WWW Sources - A Checklist 103
Ch. 5 Financial Sources 104
Ch. 6 Electronic Sources 126
App. H Selecting an International Database - A Checklist 151
Ch. 7 Corporate Affiliations and Corporate Change 154
Ch. 8 Special Topics: International Credit Information and Rankings 173
Ch. 9 International Marketing Issues and Sources 203
Ch. 10 International Marketing Research 230
Ch. 11 Advertising, Media, and Direct Marketing 254
App. I Broadcast TV Operators in OECD Countries 273
Ch. 12 Exporting and Importing 274
Ch. 13 Economic Statistics 313
Ch. 14 Industry Information 341
App. J International Coding Systems 362
Ch. 15 International Trade and Payments 367
Ch. 16 International Financial Markets 389
Index 411
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