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International Business  

Learn how to evaluate the investment climate and business conditions of countries.
Last Updated: Nov 26, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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About This Guide

Investigate the business climate of any country with this guide including the country's:

  • Economy
  • Politics
  • Social conditions
  • Technology
  • Labor force
  • Trade policy
  • Industrial sectors

Operating a Business

Before exporting a product or starting a business in another country, investigate the business policies and cost of doing business in that country.

  • Doing Business
    Ratings of the business environement in 183 countries and cities examine the difficulty of hiring and firing workers, starting a business, getting credit, enforcing contracts, and closing a business. Published by the World Bank.
  • Country Commercial Guides
    Guides for more than 100 countries, prepared by market experts located at U.S. embassies worldwide.
  • Investing Across Borders
    World Bank indicators of foreign direct investment regulations. Covers rules for starting a business, access to sectors and to land, and arbitrating industrial disputes.
  • Factiva  
    Guides to operating a business or entering into an alliance in 60 countries. Information on licensing and trade regulations, tax rates, competition codes, and rules of foreign investment.
  • Factiva  
    Explains financing techniques, financial instruments, and how the financial system operates in countries around the world.
  • Indicators of Product Market Regulation
    Compares the regulatory climate across the OECD countries.

Measure Risk

Evaluating the risk of investing in a foreign country includes an examination of  the financial markets, regulatory climate, and economic conditions.

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Louise Klusek, Associate Professor
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Phone: 646-312-1617
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Subject Expertise:
Management, Business, International Business

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