International Business

Country Information

Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook. Detroit: Gale, 1980-

A compilation of U. S. Department of State reports on contemporary political and economic conditions, governmental personnel and policies, political parties, religion, education, press, radio and TV, climate, and other characteristics of selected countries of the world.
Location: Latest edition in Reference Room
Call #: ref G 1 .C88

Craighead´s International Business, Travel, and Relocation Guide to 90 Countries. Detroit: Gale, 1996-

Comprehensive reference source providing information about business, travel, and relocation for the countries most important to international business.
Location: Latest edition in Reference Room
CAll #: ref HF 5549.5 .E45 I57

The Europa World Year Book. London: Europa Publications, 1989-

Contains a comprehensive listing of more than 1,650 international organizations and a detailed description of most countries of the world. Country descriptions include recent history, government, economic affairs, social welfare, and education, as well as statistical information about population, business, and industry.
Location: Latest edition in Reference Room
Call #: ref JN 1 .E85

Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: How to Do Business in Sixty Countries. Holbrook, MA: B. Adams, 1994.

Discusses the history, cultural orientation, and general business practices of 60 foreign countries.
Location:
Latest edition in Reference Room
Call #: ref HF 5389 .M67 1994


The Statesman´s Yearbook. New York: St. Martin´s Press, 1934-

Contains information about the history, politics, cultures, and economies of most countries of the World.
Location:
Latest edition in Reference Room
Call #: ref JA 51 .S7

World Trade Almanac. San Rafael, CA: World Trade Press, 1996-

In addition to listing other business information about foreign countries, this book gives information about a country's business culture and the do's and don'ts of interacting withpeople in that country.
Location: Latest edition in Reference Room
Call #: ref HF 1371 .W67

Statistical Information

Consumer Asia. London: Euromonitor, 1993-

Statistical documentation on markets for consumer products in Asia.
Location: Latest edition in Reference Room
Call #: ref HC 411 .C66

Consumer Eastern Europe. London: Euromonitor, 1992-

Statistical documentation on markets for consumer products in Eastern Europe.
Location: Latest edition in Reference Room
Call #: ref HC 244 .C66

Consumer Europe. London: Euromonitor, 1976-

Statistical documentation on markets for consumer products in Western Europe.
Location: Latest edition in Reference Room
Call #: ref HD 7022 .C68

Consumer Latin America. London: Euromonitor, 1995-

Statistical documentation on markets for consumer products in Latin America.
Location: Latest edition in Reference Room
Call #: ref HF 5415.33 .L29 E95

International Financial Statistics Yearbook. Washington, D. C.: International Monetary Fund, 1979-

Supplements the monthly International Financial Statistics (ref HG3881 .I626). Gives exchange rates, international liquidity, prices, production figures, etc. for all countries.
Location: Latest edition in Reference Room
Call #: ref HG 61 .I57

International Marketing Data and Statistics. London: Euromonitor, 1975-

Provides detailed marketing statistics, including demographic trends, economic indicators, trade, consumer expenditure and market size, advertising and media patterns, communications and transport, for countries, throughout the world.
Location: Latest edition in Reference Room
Call #: ref HA 42 .I56

Statistical Abstract of the United States.

Published by the U.S, Bureau of the Census. Includes statistical data about foreign countries, including economic indicators, export and imports, labor costs, manufacturing, and trade with the U. S. Also available in book form going back to 1878.
Location: Latest edition in Reference Room
Call #: ref HA 202 [year]

Statistical Yearbook. New York: United Nations, 1948-

Statistics about U. N. member countries. Covers population, manpower, agriculture, industry, construction, trade, transport, communications, consumption, wages and prices, finance, development assistance, health, education, technology, etc.
Location: Latest edition in Reference Room
Call #: ref HA 12.5 .U63


Exporting and Importing Information

Directory of United States Exporters.  New York: Commonwealth Business Media, 1990-

Exporters are listed alphabetically by name by state, by product code, and by SIC code.
Location: Latest edition in Reference Room
Call #: ref HF 3011 .D63

Exporters' Encyclopedia. Parsippany, NJ: Dun and Bradstreet, 1997-

Comprehensive guide to exporting globally. Country profile, communications, key contacts, trade regulations, documentation, marketing, transportation, and business travel information is provided for each country. Supplemented by Fact File.
Location: Latest edition in Reference Room
Call #: ref HF 3011 .E9

Export/Import Procedures and Documentation. NJ: Dun and Bradstreet, 1997-

This book takes increasingly complex foreign trade rules, regulations, procedures, and practices and integrates them into a "how-to" volume explaining the export and import process.
Location: Latest edition in Reference Room
Call #: ref HF 1416.5 .J64

National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers. Published annually by the Office of the United States Trade Representative.

Describes the most important barriers to U. S. exports of goods and the most important barriers affecting U. S. investment and intellectual property rights overseas.  Older editions available in book form.

Call #: ref HF 1456 .U53z

Additional information

About countries can be found in the CSUN Library's online catalog, using the name of the country as a subject heading.

About business culture and etiquette in other countries can be found in the CSUN Library's online catalog under the subject Business etiquette, with a subheading for the country or region of interest, or under the subject Intercultural communication, with a subheading for the country or region.

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