MBA 277-1: International Business

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The resources on these pages are meant to be a starting point for library research for this course.

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International IP

Legal Research

For information about intellectual property in foreign countries, see the Law Library's guides to Foreign and Comparative Law, International Trade Law, and Intro to International and Foreign Legal Research.

Also check out International Intellectual Property from Cornell Law School's Matt Morrison.

Key Organizations

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations charged with developing global IP standards for member nations.  Also overseas various treaties and conventions.

WIPO maintains a directory of IP offices of member nations.


Search Business Source Complete, Academic Search Complete for journal articles and LexisNexis, Business and Industry, and Factiva for trade and news articles.


Search OskiCat for the subject "intellectual property (international law)."

Global Economic Data

This is not a comprehensive list of economic data sources available at UC Berkeley, but rather a sampling.

To explore the full range of online economic data sources, visit the Economics subject page.

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.

Interational Taxation and Accounting

Taxation in various countries

For tax information from specific countries, search OskiCat for the subject heading "[country name] -- taxation."

Also search OskiCat for books on "international business enterprises accounting"

Articles on Taxation and Accounting

Search EconLit and Business Source Complete for peer-reviewed and trade journal articles.

Accounting Standards

Books on subject: "corporations foreign taxation"

AICPA professional standards. International volume : international accounting ; international auditing as of ... International volume.
HF5667 .A432 Reference

International financial reporting standards
International Accounting Standards Board
Includes full text of all International Accounting Standards extant at beginning of year that the volume is issued.
HF5686.I56.I562 2007 Reference

Miller international accounting standards guide
International accounting standards guide Miller IAS guide.
HF5626 .M55 Latest in Reference

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