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Business Articles: International Business

There is no question that international business is a very broad topic; however, one web site developed by Michigan State University called: MSU-CIBER (Michigan State University: Center for International Education and Research) does an excellent job of covering many of the principle reference resources available through their globalEDGE": http://globaledge.msu.edu/ibrd/ibrd.asp

globalEDGE is a global business knowledge web-portal that connects international business professionals and students worldwide to a wealth of information, insights, and learning resources on global business activities.
By serving as a gateway to specialized knowledge on countries, cross-border business transactions, and cross-cultural management, globalEDGE responds to a real interest expressed by an increasing number of global business professionals. It also creates a virtual community of both executives and academics with like interests. Unfortunately, articles from journal and other commercial sources will require subscription (for example: the American Marketing Association's membership for students costs $50 domestic and $70 international.)
Your best bet is to use your library's subscription. As has been mentioned a number of times on the Business Research Sources web site, librarians appreciate knowing the interest which students and faculty express in obtaining new subscriptions.

Virtual International Business & Economic Sources

A second portal that is both comprehensive and free is VIBES (Virtual International Business & Economic Sources) developed by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte: http://libweb.uncc.edu/ref-bus/vibehome.htm. This web site provides over 1,600 links to Internet sources of internatiional business and economic information that are in English and available free of charge. Links include:

United StatesCouncil for International Business & International Business Forum

Another site that provides contacts for international business organizations is the United States Council for International Business(USCIB). They are affiliated with the International Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee of the OECD: www.uscib.org.

A second organization that works along these lines is the International Business Forum which provides information about business opportunities in the international market place: www.ibf.com. It also provides a useful "Business Education" section which provides information on web site learning, MBA programs and the like.

Additional International Business Resources

The Academy of International Business is an international association of scholars and specialists in the field of international business (3000 members in 65 countries): www.aibworld.net

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