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BUS5 187: Global Dimensions of Business
This guide provides some useful databases and sources to search for country, company, and industry information. Many have global perspectives. If you need assistance, feel free to contact Christa.Bailey@sjsu.edu or 408-808-2422
The Foreign Direct Investment database is maintained by UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development). It provides tables showing the inflow and outflow aggregate data for over 190 different economies.
Created by the World Bank, the Doing Business In website provides detailed reports on doing business in a variety of countries and regions. The Doing Business Project provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 185 economies and selected cities at the subnational and regional level.
Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union. It provides statistics on countries in the European Union that allow comparisons between regions, such as GDP per capita, real GDP growth rate, total population, unemployment rate, and inflation rate.
Investing Across Borders is a World Bank Group initiative comparing regulation of foreign direct investment around the world. It presents quantitative indicators on economies' laws, regulations, and practices affecting how foreign companies invest across sectors, start businesses, access industrial land, and arbitrate commercial disputes.
Limited access to data on Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries and select non-member countries on topics ranging from agriculture, development, finance, labor, prices, industry, social welfare indicators and the public sector.