Intercultural communication plays a vital role in international business relations. Business etiquette, understanding the culture, values and even the religion of another country can make or break your success in a foreign country. The library has many resources that help you:
Business Etiquette: There are many books on business etiquette, with several talking specifically about a specific country.
Cross-Cultural Orientation: There many books books on this subject.
Country Watch: This database provides news, trends and statistics for countries.
Ethnic News Watch: This is another useful database for information on countries. Do a keyword search on your country. Ex: africa and culture and business.
ABI/INFORM Complete: Do a keyword search (database will suggest subjects). Ex: business culture and China
Foreign embassies in the U.S.: This is a list of known foreign embassies in the U.S.
Advanced Google search: Try limiting to .gov or .edu websites for more reliable results. Search for information on customs, values, education, etc.