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Global Business at your fingertips

March 4, 2013

Whether you are taking a class that covers international business or you are planning a trip outside of the United States, you’ll want to take advantage of A to Z WorldBusiness database, which is currently on trial at the Collins Library.  A to Z WorldBusiness is a comprehensive country-by-country resource that consists of 100 countries, covering 108 topics.

Each guide offers an overview of the country along with a myriad of information on culture, communications, investments, security, taxes, trade, and travel info. For those doing research on the issues covering business topics, each guide will cover the demographics that may drive your marketing plans. In addition, you can find out the country’s major industries, their regulatory issues, the government’s attitude toward foreign investments, and how disputes may be settled.

The benefits for the casual traveler can’t be overlooked. How nice to know the local customs, greetings and courtesies, and gift giving practices. Answer questions like, “How much should I tip,”, “Do I need a visa”, and “What kind of diseases and immunizations are necessary before attempting to enter the country”. You can’t leave home before having a cell phone dialing guide, along with information about Internet access. It never hurts to have an overview of the crimes and threats to safety in any particular location.

Our trial ends on April 1, 2013. Take advantage of this resource and let us know how you liked it.

One Comment leave one →
  1. George Wiley permalink
    March 5, 2013 7:45 am

    I appreciate knowing about this interesting resource. Thanks, Irene.

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