from World Bank and IFC The Doing Business site provides materials on doing business in a foreign country. Information can be found by topic (starting a business, dealing with licenses, employing workers, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts, closing a business) and by country.
from The Federation of International Trade Associations The FITA provides information on the business environment, economic background, political background, selling and buying, operating a business, investing, and travel for many countries.
These books offer great overviews and cultrual information for individual countries.
Books about individual countries and regions can be located by searching UT's catalog.
Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: The Bestselling Guide to Doing Business in More Than 60 Countries
by Terri Morrison, Adams Media Corp, 2006 This book covers cultural overviews, tips for doing business, things to know before you go, negotiating strategies, and protocols. Location: Carlson Library, General Collection (4th floor), HF5389 .M67
Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life
by Timothy L. Gall, editor, Gale, 1998
Information on daily life is provided for over 500 cultures. Four volumes are arranged geographically: Africa, Americas, Asia and Oceania, and Europe.
Location: Carlson Library, 4th floor, GN333 .W67 1998
from Library of Congress The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.