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SI 663Innovation Leadership in the Information Industry Assignment (Information Industry): International Resources

Research Guide for SI 663 class assignment on entrepreneurship in the information industry.

International Business Resources

Freely Available International Business Resources

United States Government Resources

U.S. Department of State- Background Notes

Library of Congress- Country Studies

CIA- World Factbook

World Bank Resources


  • Compares non-monetary costs (time, regulations etc.) between countries and provides great overviews of the economic conditions.

Additional Internet Resources

Executive Planet

  • Business culture and etiquette guides for each major country

International Business Etiquette and Manners

  • Cultural and business advice on select countries and regions


  • Freely available resource from Michigan State University
  • Created by the International Business Center at Michigan State University (IBC), 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.
  • Great source for country reports, state reports, and other information. 

Hints for Finding International Market Information

  • There are some great resources for learning about foreign markets and economies.
  • For smaller countries, you may not find individual country reports - but regional reports (Sub-Saharan Africa or Central America for example).