International Business- Country Data



Prepared by UHY’s member firms, each ‘Doing Business’ guide covers country specific business information, including an overview of the country’s political and business environment; investment climate; foreign investment; setting up a business; labor issues; taxation, accounting, and more. They are written in a clear and straightforward manner, making these particularly good sources if you want a basic understanding of a country’s political, business, and economic system. Issues surrounding tax and accounting are strongly emphasized. UHY is a network of independent accounting and consulting firms with offices in over 270 major business centres in 86 countries.

  • Executive Planet
      Business culture guides for a selection of countries for international travelers.
  • Country Commercial Guides
      Published by the Dept. of Commerce, Country Commercial Guides contains informative chapters on the correct form of "Doing Business" in a particular country. All are full text searchable, as well as key word searchable by country or product.
  • Country Insights
      Provides guidance, advice, and insights on the cultural norms of countries around the globe. It's from the Canadian federal government and offers insider and unusual information on factors ranging from displays of emotion from a country's citizens, conflicts in the workplace, hierarchy and decision-making, formality, relationship building, and more.


General Books

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Art of Global Thinking Bridging the Culture Gap
Dun & Bradstreet's Guide to Doing Business Around the World Kiss bow or shake hands

Latin America

Doing Business in the New Latin America Latin American Business Cultures


Chinese culture Doing Business in the new China
Doing business with Japan In the know in Japan


Global Etiquette Guide to Europe  

When seeking books on specific cultures and their behaviors, try the following search terms in any library's card catalog:

  • business ethics--[country name]
    eg: business ethics--Mexico
  • business etiquette--[country name]
    eg:business etiquette--Saudia Arabia>
  • businessmen--[country name]
    eg: businessmen--France
  • corporate culture--[country name]
    eg:corporate culture--China
  • [country name]--ethnic identity
    eg: Japan--ethnic identity
  • [country name]--social life
    eg: Czech Republic--social life
  • intercultural communication
  • national characteristics, [nationality]
    eg: national characteristics--Indonesian