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INBU320/486- Teresa Brosnan  

Spring 2014
Last Updated: Apr 3, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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International Business Guide

Welcome to the Research Guide for International Business.  The guide hightlights resources  for the individual Market Research & Analysis Assignment for INBU320


Basic Country Information

 Compare general sources for Burma.  

  • CIA World Factbook
  • Foreign Travel Advice
    UK. Foreign Commonwealth Office.
  • Europa World
    Europa World, the online version of the Europa World Year Book, contains political and economic information on over 250 countries as well as statistical and directory information.

Country Analysis Assignment

 1. 2-3 p. Report.  Include 3+ academically, credible sources cited in APA.

 2. Based on your research, decide whether to do business in your assigned country. Consider:

  • Geographic location, capital cities, climate, population
  • Heads of state, brief details of political and economic systems
  • GDP, Main products, businesses
  • Main trading partners, main business, or industry groups
  • Language, ethnic origins, religion, culture

 3. View relevant factors from an IB perspective.  

 4. Outline pro/cons of doing business in your required country.

 5.  Include Annotated Bibliography: an organized list and summary of  consulted sources.  Start with  author (if available), title and the publishing information. The annotation is  brief (150 words or 4-6 sentences). It not only describes the work, it can also be evaluative. For this assignment, for each source include:

  • Purpose
  • Summary of main arguments
  • Why  source was chosen
  • Topics covered


Rate Country Sources

Choose one of the sources on the left as your starting point. The table below shows some of the features you should find in these sources. Choose the "best source" for the poll.

BBC Dept of State. Foreign Travel Advice CIA Europa Yr
Travel Advice?
Links to Reports?
Citing tool?
Country Name
Source information for statistics?

Customs and Culture

   If the basic country information does not have sufficient information on culture and society,

try the sources below:

eReference book

Gives basic country profile plus indepth information on food, marriage/ kinship, social stratification, gender roles, landed property, etc...

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