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Global Business Strategy: Getting Started

Recommended resources for students in the MBA capstone course Global Business Strategy (MGT795), as well as BUS571 Global Business

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Created and maintained by the Center for International Business Education and Research at Michigan State University (MSU-CIBER), globalEDGE™ is a knowledge web-portal that connects international business professionals worldwide to a wealth of information, insights, and learning resources on global business activities.

Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA)

The Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA), founded in 1984, fosters international trade by strengthening the role of local, regional, and national associations throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada that have an international mission. The site offers market research, country profiles and “mini-portals” to regions

Country Risk and Competitive Analysis

The Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015

The Report contains:

  • Detailed country competitiveness profiles of 144 economies
  • Data tables for survey and hard data variables ranking profiled economies
  • Global rankings: the Global Competitiveness Index and the Business Competitiveness Index, measuring growth and productivity, respectively
  • Exclusive data from the Executive Opinion Survey, with responses from business leaders worldwide.

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Doing Business in...

"Doing Business in..." 39 countries from

"Doing Business in..." booklets from HLB International.

Doing Business reports from the World Bank address four key areas (more)

  • Starting a Business
  • Dealing with Licenses
  • Registering Property
  • Enforcing Contracts

Lex Mundi:  Guides to Doing Business

This is a collection of overviews written by Lex Mundi member firms.  The guides include U.S. states as well as country-level guides.  Lex Mundi is an worldwide association of independent law firms. 

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