IM845: Asian Field Seminar: Sources on China and Korea

For additional databases for articles, etc., see “Find Business Articles and Data.”

Country Resources by Region

Country and Region: International Business
Comprehensive guide to resources by country.


Country Profiles and Surveys

Note: Includes country profiles from several sources: Business Monitor International, Countrywatch Inc., Marketline, EIU, Global Insight, Going Global, Icon Group, OECD, and PRS Group. Select “Country Reports” from “Publications” column on the right. Highlights may include, country monitor, country review, economic competitiveness and country forecast.

CIA World Factbook
Provides important unclassified CIA data for more than 250 countries, including China and Korea. Covers a wide range of topics including economics, politics, geography and foreign relations. Updated every two weeks.

EIU- The Economist Intelligence Unit

Note: Data on China and Korea is available through several sections. From main screen, type the country into the search box and click on the “GO” button. Each country page in the database provides forecast updates and featured analysis on economic and political events as well as content pertaining to market opportunities, government regulations and the financial services sector.

World Development Indicators (WDI)

Note: Use World Development Indicators (WDI) for sophisticated data retrieval and presentation, charting and mapping, and exporting of data. WDI is arranged in six sections: world view, people, environment, economy, states and markets, and global links. Contains more than 900 indicators, 210 countries, 18 groups, and over 40 years (1960 to 2007) of data, where data are available. The tables cover 210 economies and 18 country groups with basic indicators for a further 62 economies.

OECD iLibrary (2000)
Note: OECD Economic Surveys for China, Korea and 40 other countries. From main screen, Country Reports and Tables are available for 75 countries. Click browse by country and select “China” and “Korea” to access reports.


Company Information

Uniworld Online
Note: An online directory of business contact information for headquarters, subsidiaries, and branches of multinational firms with offices in another country, covering over 200 countries and 20,000 industries. Previously released as two separate directories under the Uniworld label: “American firms operating in foreign countries” and “Foreign firms operating in the United States.”


Mergent online (1997]-)
Note: This database will compare company against company using ratios and financial metrics, access company SEC filings like 10-k’s as well as annual reports and allows you to export financials into Excel.
Company Dossier via LexisNexis

Information on public and private international companies; click on “Create a Company List” tab to create list of international or U.S. companies by industry, geographic area and revenue.

Note: International public and private companies and their subsidiaries worldwide. Create lists by country and industry.


Company News


Note:Current news from over a thousand business magazines and trade journals. Includes Wall Street Journal.

Note: Business Source Complete contains indexes, abstracts and full text of business publications, scholarly publications and peer-reviewed journals. Among the sources covered in this database are EIU (Economist Intelligence Unit) country economic reports, company profiles and industry profiles from MarketLine (Formerly Datamonitor), and monographs.

Factiva (2001)
Note: Current news from thousands of international newspapers, newswires and trade journals. Includes Wall Street Journal.


Newspapers from China and Korea

To search for specific articles in newspapers or magazines, journals and periodicals, see “Find Business Articles and Data.”

China Daily

China Internet Information Center

China Today

Far Eastern Economic Review through ABI/Inform

Wall Street Journal Asia through ABI/Inform

The titles are available from Press Display, with a 60 day back file. Once connected to Press Display, select from list of newspapers by country (along left side of screen). Titles include : China Daily, Dong A Ilbo (Korea), Far Eastern Economic Review, Maeil Business Newspaper (Korea), The Wall Street Journal Asia


Recent Books

Selected recent titles on China and Korea are listed below. Unless otherwise noted, all books are located in Pardee Library. Some books in Pardee Library may be on the New Books Shelf. The link, to the record in the online catalog, provides publication details and availability. For many other titles, check the library’s online catalog. To search for additional titles, use keywords or phrases such as China business; Chinese business; Korean business; Korea business.

Books on Asia:

Ethical and social marketing in Asia : incorporating fairness management 
2015 (Online access through ebrary)

Corporate social responsibility and human rights in Asia
2014 (Online access through ebrary)

Currency Cooperation in East Asia
2014 (Online access through SpringerLink)

Ethnic Chinese business in Asia: history, culture and business enterprise 
2014 (Online Access through Ebrary)

The rise of Asian firms : strengths and strategies
2014 (Online Access through Ebrary)

Dimensions of Teaching Business Ethics in Asia
2013 (Online access through Springer Link)

Infrastructure and Economic Growth in Asia
2013 (Online access through Directory of Open Access Books)

Leading Successfully in Asia
2013 (Online Access through Springer Link)

Global strategies for emerging Asia
2012 (Online Access through Ebrary)

Asian biotech : ethics and communities of fate
HD9999.B443 A7815 2010 (Pardee Library)


Books on China

China Business 2.0 Analyze the Economy, Understand the Society, and Manage Effectively 
2015 (Online Access through SpringerLink)

Research on Selected China’s Legal Issues of E-Business 
2015 (
Online access through SpringerLink)

China Cultural and Creative Industries Reports 2013
2014 (Online Access through SpringerLink)

Company law in China regulation of business organizations in a socialist market economy 
2014 (Online Access through ElgarOnline)

Corporate social responsibility in contemporary China 
2014 (
Online Access through ElgarOnline)

Markets over Mao : the rise of private business in China
HD4319 .L37 2014 (Pardee Library)

Risky Business in China: A Guide to Due Diligence
HF3836.5 .G67 2014 (Pardee Library)

China catalyst powering global growth by reaching the fastest growing consumer markets in the world 
2013 (Online Access through ebrary)

China’s Neighbors Who is Influencing China and Who China is Influencing in the New Emerging Asia
2012 (Online Access through SpringerLink)

China’s superbank debt, oil and influence – how China Development Bank is rewriting the rules of finance
2013 (Online Access through ebrary)

Enterprise Management Control Systems in China
2014 (Online Access through SpringerLink)

Human Resources and Payroll in China
2014 (Online Access through SpringerLink)

National Intellectual Capital and the Financial Crisis in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan
2013 (Online Access through SpringerLink)

Openness, Economic Growth and Regional Disparities The Case of China
2014 (Online Access through Springer Link)

China: A New Model for Growth and Development
2013 (Online Access through OAPEN Library)

China: New Engine of World Growth
2012 (Online Access through OAPEN Library)

Green China sustainable growth in east and west 
2012 (Online Access through SpringerLink)

Brand new China : Advertising, Media, and Commercial Culture
2008 (Online Access through ebrary)

Chinese Leadership
HM1261 .W36 2011 (Pardee Library)

China Investment Corporation : Sovereign wealth fund, People’s Republic of China, Foreign exchange reserves, United States dollar, State administration of foreign exchange, People’s Bank of China
HC427.95 .C453 2009 (Pardee Library)

Doing business in China : a guide to the risks and the rewards
HD2910 .T67 2010 (Pardee Library)

The Dragon in the Room: China & the Future of Latin American Industrialization
HF3230.5.Z7 G35 2010 (Pardee Library)

Books on Korea:

Korea 2013 politics, economy and society
2013 (Online Access through Ebrary)

Everyday life in Joseon-era Korea economy and society
2014 (Online Access through Ebrary)

Handbook of finance research in Korea
HG187.K6 H36 2012 (Pardee Library)

How Korean brands soar all over the world : lessons from Korea’s top 10 winning cases
HD69.B7 H847 2014 (Pardee Library)

Korea the impossible country
2012 (Online Access through ebrary)

Korea’s online gaming empire
2010 (Online Access through ebrary)

New challenges for maturing democracies in Korea and Taiwan
2014 (Online Access through Ebrary)

Handbook of finance research in Korea
HG187.K6 H36 2012 (Pardee Library)

The new Korea an inside look at South Korea’s economic rise
2010 (Online Access through ebrary)

The Newly Emerging Asian Order and the Korean Peninsula
HC1602.5.Z4 A23 v. 15 2005(Mugar Library)