International Business Information: How to find it, how to use it / Edition 2

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· The first such guide
· It isn’t enough to rely on local or even national knowledge bases any more

"The emerging global economy," "transnational corporation," "the world marketplace"—these phases will define the business environment in the twenty-first century. And here is how it works: A sports car is financed in Japan, designed in Italy, and assembled in Indiana, Mexico, and France, using advanced electronic components invented in New Jersey and manufactured in Korea. Hard to believe? Think about all the cross-border mergers and partnerships created in the last few years alone!

Changes in the economy required business professionals and researchers to learn about new sources of information, as well as to expand their understanding of international business subjects. The sources, language, document coding, and definitions are different—truly foreign. International Business Information was written to help business professionals find and use the latest and best business information, regardless of source of origin.

Among other subjects covered: Key international business publications; important new databases; Company information sources; international accounting standards and practices; international marketing resources; disclosure requirements for major stock exchanges; export/import sources and information; and industrial and economic statistics.

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781888998832
  • Publisher: Global Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/28/1999
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 450
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Ruth A. Pagell is Director at Emory University's Library Center for Business Information and has been awarded the Gale Research Award for Excellence in Business Librarianship.

Michael Halperin is a consultant.

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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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