Research Guides

MGT100 - Managing for Success in the Global Environment


MGT100 Course Description
MGT100 is a required class for all Miami Herbert Business School incoming freshman. By taking this course, students will learn about cultural competency in the workplace in addition to being exposed to collaborative group work intended to mimic real life corporate scenarios.  

Students enrolled within this course will be assigned a team project. The project focuses on the cultural challenges a multi-national corporation faces when entering a new country. The project will culminate in a formal presentation on whether the group's selected company should be introduced in the selected country. 
Research Guide's Purpose
This guide recommends the best business databases which support the research needed to complete the MGT100 project. Students are encouraged to search the databases for information regarding their assigned country and company.
Online Newspapers
Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Financial Times and New York Times - Gain live digital access to these premier news publications via the UM Libraries.  Using your UM email address, setup your personal account today and begin reading these publications from any one of your moblie devices.  
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The compilation of this course guide has been a collaborative effort between the business librarian, the MGT100 teaching faculty, and business students who have taken the MGT100 course.
Use these recommended resources to locate company information.
Business Insights Global: This database provides profiles on public and private companies. Public company profiles may contain a SWOT analysis report. To access a profile, enter the company name and select the "Search" button. Select the company name to access its full profile. Select any of the links to obtain information about the company. Articles about the company are also available via these links. Watch a 1-minute video demo of this search.

Mergent Online: This database provides profile data on both public, private, U.S. and international companies. Public company data includes SEC filings, executive biographies, ownership, news, and more. Begin by typing the company name in the search box and select the company from the drop-down menu. Select any tab to access the full company profile. Watch a 1-minute video demo of this search.

ProQuest Business Market Research Collection: This database allows one to enter multiple search criteria and locate company profiles as well as articles. Copy and paste the following example, replacing the company name in parenthesis with your company of choice for an efficient search option.
Example: PUB(hoover's company records) and TI(linkedin)
NOTE:  Hoover's Company Profiles are available within this database.
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Use these recommended resources to locate historical and current country data.
Business Source Premier: Obtain a country review report that includes overviews on the country's politcs, economy, society, and environment. Begin by typing this search statement in the search box: TI(country/territory report) and (polit* or govern*). Next, type "TI(your chosen country)" and select the "search" button. Select the PDF report. Watch a 1-minute video demo of this search.

Europa World Plus: This database provides a country profile that includes country statistics and  political organizations' contact information. Click on the drop-down menu, select a country, and press the "Go" button. When the country profile appears, review and select any of the categories. Watch a 1-minute video demo of this search.

globalEdge: This site allows you to compare countries based on a variety of indicators of the economy, trade and investment, energy, people, government, infrastructure, education, health, and labor. 

- Political Risk Yearbook: This service forecasts the risk of doing busines in over 100 countries. Each report includes analysis on recent events, political player profiles, and forecast scenarios as well as data on the government, political entities, economy, and more. Begin by selecting a country from the drop-down menu. Next, choose your preferred display method. Once the report is displayed, select a topic from the "Table of Contents" for viewing. Watch a 1-minute video demo of this search.
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Recommended resources to learn about a foreign country's culture, customs, & business etiquette.
- ABI/Inform Collection: Retrieve various articles on how to conduct business in a foreign country and understand the cultural differences. Copy and paste the example below in the database's search engine and substitute the name of the country listed (mexico) with the country of your choice, to retrieve articles.
Example: TI(doing business ) and AB(cultur*) and SU(mexico)

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Access to Asia: your multicultural guide to building trust, inspiring respect, and creating long-lasting business relationships (e-book)

 

- Business cultures around the world: a practical guide (e-bbok)

- CultureGrams World Edition: Contains reports on over 200 countries and cultures that focus on categories such as the country's history, personal appearance, gestures, family unit, economy, and more.

Doing business in emerging markets : roadmap for success (e-book)

- Doing business in Germany: a concise guide to understanding Germans and their business practices (e-book) 

Doing business in Ghana : challenges and opportunities (e-book)

Doing business in India : a framework for strategic understanding (e-book)

- Doing business in Jamaica: a qualitative perspective (e-book)

- Doing business in Latin America: challenges and opportunities (e-book)

- Global Business Etiquette: a guide to international communication and customs (e-book)

Global Connectedness Index (searchable by country): Studies how countries are connected in terms of trade, export, and other criteria.

- ​Hofstede Insights Compare Countries: Compares country cultures based on Hofstede dimensions of culture.
 
Population Pyramids of the World from 1950 to 2100 - This site provides a graphical illustration of a country's population distribution. Data is presented by age groups and sex.

- The 7 keys to communicating in Mexico: an intercultural approach (e-book)


 

 


 
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- Country Commercial Guides via US International Trade Administration

Doing Business in Egypt

Political Freedom (searchable by country)

World Bank's Doing Business -  Business Regulations in 190 Countries (Historical Reports):  Discontinued as of Sept. 2021, the Doing Business 2004 to 2020 are still available. 

World Bank's Doing Business Archive: Country specific reports provide quantitative indicators on regulation for starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, getting credit, protecting minority investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts, resolving insolvency as well as a ranking on the ease of doing business in the country.
NOTE:  Select a country from the drop-down menu, then select "Download Profile” or “Download Snapshot” for a country overview and additional details.

- World Bank's Subnational reports: Doing Business ...:  Different from the World Bank's Doing Business Archive, these country specific reports cover business regulation and reform in different cities and regions within a nation.

 
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Market Research Reports
ABI/Inform Collection: View country specific industry reports that contain an industry outlook, forecasting data, and a market overview. Copy and paste the following example below in the database's search engine, replacing the country name in parenthesis (germany) with your country of choice.
Example:  PUB(Country Industry Reports) AND TI(germany)

Business Source Premier: Obtain country specific market research reports that contain market value and volume data as well as market forecasts. Also included in these reports are market segmentation and competitive landscape data. Begin by typing this statement in the search box: TI(marketline industry profile). Next, type "TI(your chosen industry)" and select "Search." Select the PDF report. Watch a 1-minute video demo of this search.

Country Commercial Guides: View the best prospects for exporting goods or services from the U.S. into a foreign country. Once you have retrieved the Country Commercial Guide on the country of your choice, go to the chapter on Leading Sectors for US Exports & Investments. This chapter provides a list of industry opportunities within a foreign country and includes a market overview as well as trade data.

MarketResearch.com Academic: This service provides reports from market research firms covering consumer goods, heavy industry, life science, technology & media, food and beverages.   

Statista: A statistical portal that aggregates over 1 million statistics on over 80,000 topics. Market researchers, trade organizations, and governments are contributors of the data within this database. Begin by typing key words in the search box and select the "Search" button. Next, select the data that supports your research. Watch a 1-minute video demo of this search.


 
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Economics, Business Environment & Regulations
African Economic Outlook 2020 by the African Development Bank Group

Global Innovation Index:  The Global Innovation Index 2018 provides detailed metrics about the innovation performance of 126 countries and economies around the world.
 
Global Innovation Index 2018: Top Rankings

 
Use these recommended resources to find advertising information within foreign countries.
- Adbrands.net: This free internet site provides directory information on advertising companies within foreign countries.

Europa World: This database provides directory information on society and media within countries.
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​5 Quick Steps to Cite a UM Libraries' resource in APA Style:
  1.  Visit the UM Libraries' online catalog at:: https://www.library.miami.edu/
  2. Search for the lonline catalog by entering the title, author, etc.
Example:  Input Doing Business 2020 in the search box and the first result is:
 

 
  1. Click on the button to the right of the source with the 3 dots: …
  2. Once you click on the 3 dots, select the APA citation format on the left side of the screen.

 
  1. Finally, copy the citation and add it to the last slides of your team’s slide deck, and to the annotated bibliography section of the team paper..
WORLD BANK: Doing Business 2020. (2019). Africa Research Bulletin: Economic, Financial and Technical Series, 56(10), 22748B-22749C.
 
Additional APA Style Guides:

APA Formatting and Style Guide OWL at Purdue University 

APA Documentation Handbook  University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center

APA Style – Supplemental Resources for formatting manuscripts, papers, essays, etc.
(American Psychological Association)

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