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What Are the Top International Business Countries

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									Know Your Internet International
     Business Resources

                               Victoria A. Platt
                      Willamette Management Associates




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Know Your Internet International Business Resources
                       Outline

             •   Introduction
             •   Methodology
             •   Search Engines
             •   Meta Pages
             •   Subject Specific Sites
             •   Search Strategies
             •   Conclusion
             •   Q&A

  Willamette Management Associates
Know Your Internet International Business Resources
                           Introduction
                International Internet Case Study

Telecommunications industry in 12 countries located in 6 different
regions of the world

                     Questions to be Answered

1.   Who can locate the information?
2.   What tools are available?
3.   Where is the best place to start?
4.   When is each tool most efficient?
5.   Why is finding this type of information difficult?


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                             Methodology

                   Country Selection Criteria
1.    Must have at least a moderate level of economic and
      political stability.
2.    Maintain positive diplomatic relations with the United
      States.
3.    Encourage foreign business development.
4.    Have established telecommunications structure in place.



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                   Methodology

                  Countries Chosen
Region                       Country
Africa                       Egypt, South Africa
America, Central & South     Argentina, Brazil
Asia                         Japan, South Korea
Europe, Central & Eastern    Poland, Slovakia
Europe, Western              France, Spain
Middle East                  Israel, Saudi Arabia


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                       Methodology
      Information Required for Each Country Searched
Category                    Data Point
1. Basic Country Data       Profile, Gross Domestic Product
2. Business Opportunities   Summary, Doing Business In
3. Demographics             Employment, Population, Wages
4. Fiscal Profile           Capital Structure, Foreign Investment,
                            Banking, Taxes
5. Economy                  Overview, Bonds-Corporate, Bonds-
                            Government, Exchange Rate
6. Map of Country           Copy
7. Manufacturing            Summary


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                        Methodology
     Information Required for Each Country Searched (Cont.)
Category                    Data Point
8.    Industries            Overview, Outlook, Comparable Peers
9.    News & Views          Domestic, Economic, Corporate &
                            Equities, Regional
10. Politics                News, Description of Structure
11. Stock Exchange          Description, Historical Prices
12. Trading Profile         Summary, Imports, Exports
13. Legal Profile           Summary


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                           Know Your Tools
                                  What to Watch

Search Method
Software robots search the Internet using two primary methods, keyword, and
concept

Size
Total Size is relevant to insure that the query searches the greatest number of sites

Integrity
The “monetizing” of search engines




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                   Tool Selection


             Search Engine Selection
             • Alta Vista
             • Google
             • Northern Light




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                          Search Engines
Search              Web                                     Size
Engine             Address             Search Method      (Millions)
Alta Vista     www.altavista.com       Search Utilities      340


Google         www.google.com           Link Analysis        560


Northern                             Natural Language &
Light        www.northernlight.com     Search Utilities      319




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 Know Your Internet International Business Resources
                   Search Strategies

Search Engines
• Locate basic country profile
• Identify and locate a chamber of commerce
• Search for an embassy
• Find a national bank site




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                   Tool Selection


             Meta Page Selection
             • IBRC
             • MSU-CIBER
             • VIBES
             • WebEc



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                              Meta Pages
IBRC
The International Business Resource Connection
Center for International Business Education and Research at the University of
    Kansas School of Business
http://www.ibrc.bschool.ukans.edu


MSU-CIBER
The Michigan State University Center for International Business Education and
    Research
Michigan State University
http://www.ciber.bus.mus.edu/busres.htm



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                       Meta Pages
   VIBES
   Virtual International Business and Economic Sources
   University of North Carolina at Charlotte
   http://libweb.uncc.edu/ref-bus/vibehome.htm


   WebEc
   Manchester Computing, Finland
   www.helsinki.fi/WebEc




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                  Search Strategies



Meta Pages
• Narrow query by region, then country
• Review the index one category at a time
• Utilize an internal search engine



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                           Subject Specific Sites
               The Top Ten List Not Listed in the Conference Proceedings
  Name                               Site                            Description
American Chambers of    www.uschamber.org/international       86 American Chambers in
Commerce Abroad                /chambers+abroad                      76 countries


Arab World Online             http://www.awo.net             News, articles, and business
                                                             information on 22 countries


Asia Pacific Economic      http://www.apecsec.org.sg   21 countries with reports, indicators,
Cooperation                                                   contact list & related links


Bureau van Dijk              http://www.bydep.com         European industry & corporate data




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                             Subject Specific Sites
         The Top Ten List Not Listed in the Conference Proceedings (cont.)
  Name                                  Site                             Description
CAROL World Company                                          Asia, Europe & U.S. annual reports
Annual Reports On-Line         http://www.carol.co.uk        searched by industry or alphabetical


CorporateInformation http://www.corporateinformation.com        Search by industry, country,
                                                                      or company name


The Embassy Web          http://www.embpage.org/index.html     Contains 50,000 address, phone
                                                                 numbers & email addresses


EY Passport               http://www.doingbusinessin.com       Country profiles and corporate
                                                                          tax guide



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                             Subject Specific Sites
           The Top Ten List Not Listed in the Conference Proceedings (cont.)

  Name                                   Site                            Description
Global Financial Data          http://www.ntu.edu.sg/         Asian financial contents as well as
& Resources Locators          library/biz/financial/htm               international scope


International Statistical                                      Links to the statistical agencies
Agencies            http://www.census.gov/main/www/stat_int.html   for dozens of countries


Mark Bernkopf’s                                                      Regional and central
Banking Center               http://patriot.net/~bernkopf               bank websites




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                   Search Strategies

Subject-Specific Sites
• Review industry literature and identify sites on
  point with region and country
• Begin review by using site map
• Follow with querying internal search engine to site
• When unsuccessful, end with search of
  International Trade Administration
  (www.ita.doc.gov)


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         Conclusions of the Case Study

 • As a researcher, be patient, organized, and confident
 • Establish parameters before beginning
 • Identify restrictions
 • Use more than one resource
 • Don’t beat a dead horse
 • Always look for a governing agency or association
 • Use Internet sites in combination



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                       Thank You
                           and
                       Good Day




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