International Business

Background Information


Area Handbook Series
Call Number: D 101.22
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Government Doc stacks
Each book in this series deals with a particular country, describing and analyzing its economic,
military, political and social systems.

Background Notes
Call Number: S 1.123:
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Government Doc stacks
A series of pamphlets on roughly 170 countries. Summarizes history, geography, culture,
government, politics, economics, climate and transportation. Includes small maps of countries.

Dictionary of International Business Terms
Call Number: HD 62.4 .S54
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Collection

Encyclopedia of Associations: International Organizations
Call Number: HS 17 .G334
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Desk
A guide to over 11,000 international nonprofit membership organizations including multinational
and binational groups and national organizations based outside the U.S. concerned with all
subjects or areas of activity.

Europa World Year Book
Call Number: JN 1 .E85
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Collection
Detailed information about each country includes an introductory survey, a statistical survey, the
government, press, radio, television, finance, trade and industry, etc.

Guide to Foreign Trade Statistics
Call Number: C 3.6 /2 :F 76 /
Location: Government Documents Reference Collection
Explains foreign trade classifications, publications and data sources.

Statesmen's Year-Book
Call Number: JA 51 .S7
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Collection
This volume provides information about all countries of the world. Articles cover history,
government, economy, communication, education, and other topics. A list of further reading is
available for each country.

Statistical Abstract of the World
Call Number: HA 154 .S68
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Collection
Presents a comprehensive, easy-to-access guide to a world of information coving: geography,
demographics, healthcare, government, technology, and trade.

World Factbook (Central Intelligence Agency)
Call Number: PrEx 3.15 :
Location: Government Documents Reference Collection
This guide covers geography, people, government and politics, economy, communications and
defense forces. The print version also includes a small map of each country. This title is also
available as part of the National Trade Data Bank (NTDB).

Company Information


Foreign Direct Investment in the United States (year)
Call Number: C 61.25/2 Box 76
Location: Government Documents Reference Collection
This compilation of data on investment by country and by industry also lists specific transactions
by company.

Foreign Traders Index
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Government Doc stacks
This is a database of international companies and other organizations that have come in contact
with the U.S. embassy or post, expressing a business interest in dealing with U.S. companies.

International Directory of Company Histories
Call Number: HD 2721 .I63
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Collection
These volumes provide 2 to 4 page histories of U.S. and international companies. Check the back
of the last volume of the set to see if a particular company is covered.

Willings Press Guide
Call Number: Z 6956 .E5 W5
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Collection
A guide to the press of the United Kingdom and to the principal publications of Europe, the
Americas, Australia, Asia, Africa and the Middle East; the volumes include addresses for all
publications included, and advertising rates for many of them.

Consumers


European Marketing Data and Statistics
Call Number: HA 1107 .E87
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Collection
In addition to basic demographic and economic information, provides historical data on
Consumption, market sizes, retailing and consumer expenditures. Both eastern and western
Europe is covered.

International Marketing Data and Statistics
Call Number: HA 42 .I56
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Collection
Covers 132 countries worldwide, excluding Europe. Provides historical data on consumption and
market sizes, retailing and consumer expenditures, as well as basic demographic and economic
information.

Databases


ABI/INFORM Complete
Database covering business and management topics with information on more than 60,000
companies as well as executive profiles, reports on market conditions, and in-depth case studies
of global business trends. Includes Snapshots North America, Oxford Analytical Research
(OxResearch). Full text available.

Factiva
Provides access to business and news archives, historical market data, interactive charting,
financial statements, and company reports.

Global Access WorldScope
Includes SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission - formerly COMPACT D database--in depth
financial information on public companies) and WorldScope (international companies).

IBIS World
One of the most comprehensive collection of Industry market research reports, provides instant access to over 700 United States industries as well as “Global” Industry Reports covering world industry analysis. In addition to our core Industry Report product, we also publish over 700 US Industry Risk Rating Reports, over 700 Industry Profiles, over 8000 Publicly Traded US Companies as well as hundreds of Economic & Demographic Profiles.

Marketline 
A leading provider of quality information on companies, industries and countries. Industry profiles offering standardized market data (including size & segmentation) and competitive analysis. Company profiles for 50,000 public and private companies giving detailed insight into how companies are organized and function. Country profiles presenting easy-to-digest summaries and standardized dataBase Drivers Database featuring key macro-economic, social, demographic and industry statistics for 215 countries

Economic and Market Conditions


Country Marketing Plans
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Government Doc stacks
These reports, prepared by various American embassies analyze the country's business and
economic climate, giving emphasis to marketing and trade issues. A typical report includes
country data, best industry or product prospects, commercial environment, financing
environment, trade and investment issues and barriers, market analysis plan and a trade event
plan.

European Marketing Data and Statistics
Call Number: HA 1107 E87
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Collection
In addition to basic demographic and economic information, provides historical data on
Consumption, market sizes, retailing and consumer expenditures. Both eastern and western
Europe is covered.

European Marketing Forecasts
Call Number: HF 5415.12 E85 E97
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Collection
Forecasts for consumer markets and socio-economic parameters on 239 markets and 54
countries. Includes 20 years of historical data and 15 years of predications.

Foreign Economic Trends & Their Implications for the United States
Call Number: C 61.11 :
Location: Government Documents Reference Collection
These pamphlets prepared by the U.S. Foreign Service Officers on 130 countries, describe the
economic and financial conditions of a country and marketing prospects of U.S. products. They
emphasize current trade opportunities.

International Business Practices
Call Number: C 1.2 :B 96 /9
Location: Government Documents Reference Collection
For 177 world markets, this describes forms of business organization, exporting procedures and
laws, commercial policies, foreign investment policies, intellectual property rights, taxation and
regulatory agencies.

International Marketing Data and Statistics
Call Number: HA 42 .I56
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Collection
Covers 132 countries worldwide, excluding Europe. Provides historical data on consumption and
market sizes, retailing and consumer expenditures, as well as basic demographic and economic
information.

Marketing in [name of country]
Call Number: C 61.2:
Location: Government Documents Reference Collection
This series provides detailed information on overseas trade and investment conditions and
opportunities for selected countries of the world.

United Nations. Statistical Office. Monthly Bulletin of Statistics.
Call Number: HC 57 .U66
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Collection
A monthly compilation of statistics on production, trade, transportation, and finance. Some
tables are published quarterly rather than monthly. Data for the previous seven years is included
in monthly issues.

Economic Indicators & Stock Markets


Handbook of International Financial Terms
Call Number: HG 3880 M65
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Collection

International Economic Indicators: A Sourcebook
Call Number: HC 59 M62
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Collection

International Encyclopedia of the Stock Market
Call Number: HG 4551 I57
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Collection

World Development Indicators
Call Number: HC 59.15 W656
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Collection

World Economic Factbook
Call Number: HC 59.15 /W67
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Collection

Import/Export Data


Direction of Trade Statistics Yearbook
Call Number: HF 91 .I65
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Collection
Provides, for about 152 countries, tables with current data on the value of imports from and
exports to their most trading partners.

National Trade Data Bank (CD-Rom)
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Government Doc stacks
Contains business information in the form of access to export and international economic data
from 15 different federal agencies. The full-text publications that are included range from Export
Yellow Pages to the Department of State Background Notes.

Trade Regulation Reporter
Call Number: HD 2777 C58
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Collection
Summaries of United States trade regulation.

U.S. Imports/Exports of Merchandise (CD-Rom)
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Government Doc stacks
Bureau of the Census. This database provides information on commodities imported/exported by
country, by district of entry and district of unloading. Data is provided for the current month and
the year-to-date. Note that it only includes products for which the U.S. was one of the trading
partners.

Industry Information


Encyclopedia of Global Industries
Call Number: HD 2324 E53
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Collection
Chronicles the history, development and current statistics of 115 of the world's most lucrative
and high profile industries.

European Business Rankings
Call Number: HD 2709 .E912
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Collection
Lists of companies, products, services and activities compiled from a variety of published
sources.

Manufacturing WorldWide
Call Number: HD 9720.4 M36
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Collection
Industry analyses, statistics and products for leading companies.

Market Research Reports
Call Number: C 61.2 :M 34 /2
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Government Doc stacks
These reports focus on particular industries or products in particular countries. A typical report
includes an overview, statistical data, market assessment, best sales prospects, competitive
situation, market access and trade promotion opportunities. National Trade Data Bank.

World Market Share Reporter
Call Number: HF 5410 W67
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Collection
Research for 360 geographic locations worldwide providing ready reference for marketing
research and economic analysis.

Labor Markets


Foreign Labor Trends
Call Number: L 29.16:
Location: Government Documents Reference Collection
For each country covered, this series lists key labor indicators, such as birth and migration rates,
labor force size and wages. Articles describe work force trends, political dynamics and labor
standards, for example.

Yearbook of Labour Statistics
Call Number: HD 4826 .I63
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library (Main) Reference Collection
Employment, unemployment, hours of work, wages and industrial disputes are among the topics
covered in this annually updated work.


Questions? Please contact:

Susan E. Hahn
Business Reference Librarian
Bizzell Memorial Library
University of Oklahoma
405-325-1917
shahn@ou.edu


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