MBA 215.1: Business Strategies for Emerging Markets

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Country Profiles

Look here for information about the governments, economies, and peoples of countries around the world.

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International Business Statistics

Start here for questions about international trade and economic data.  For more information please also see Doe Library's International Statistics guide.

Top Resources

Global Financial Database All manner of stock and economic data.

Lexis-Nexis Statistical Statistics from governments, non-governmental agencies, United Nations agencies, regulatory agencies, as well as trade and professional associations. For reports and data not available electronically: record numbers prefixed with SRI are on microfiche and are filed in cabinets across from the Reference Desk in Long Library, while those that are prefixed with ISS and ASI are housed at in Doe Library.

UN statistical databases One-stop interface for statistical data and publications from various UN agencies.

Further Resources

Business & Industry  Market sizes and other data from industry publications.  Click on Advanced Search and check the TableBase box for best results.

Eurostat European Economic, social, business, and environmental data for the European Union and its member states, as well as major trade partners. The economy (national accounts, prices and wages, balance of payments, international trade in goods, environment, science and technology, sectors and enterprises (business structures at a glance, industry and construction, distributive trade, financial markets, transport, tourism, energy), and agriculture, forestry, and fisheries. Appendixes include a glossary, geonomenclature, classification of economic activities, classification of commodities, and a list of abbreviations and acronyms.

International Financial Statistics (IFS) By the International Monetary Fund. Monthly, quarterly, and annual statistics going back to 1948. Primarily dealing with banking, finance, and money statistics in a time series, it also includes population, economic/financial, income, GDP, production, consumption, government expenditures, export/import, balance of payments, etc. for IMF member countries.

SourceOECD One-stop source for OECD publications.

UN Comtrade Commodity trade statistics, UNCTAD publishes a number of statistics, including a new one on world trade in creative products and reports on world trade and industries.

World Bank Reports and World Development Indicators Social, environmental and economic development statistics and reports.

Market Research Reports

This category includes ready-made market research reports.  The content of these will vary, but most should include:

For a complete list of Market Research databases Berkeley subscribes to, go to the Business Library's Databases by Subject page and choose "Market Research." 

World News Databases

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Writing a Business Plan


Business Plans Handbook : A Compilation of Actual Business Plans Developed by Small Business Throughout North America
HD62.7 .B865 Reference

The entrepreneur's information sourcebook : charting the path to small business success / Susan C. Awe.
HD62.5 .A96 2006
Table of contents

The Business library has a large collection of books on this subject.  Search OskiCat for subject: "new business enterprises planning" or "proposal writing for business" or "entrepreneurship" for locating more books that describe in detail how to write a business plan.


General Resources for Entrepreneurs
A collection of recommended resources from the Lester Center. Find titles from the reading list by searching OskiCat.

Write a Business Plan
U.S. Small Business Administration
A set of free resources to help entrepreneurs develop a business plan.

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