EMBA20: Capstone Project Sources on China and Japan

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., Datamonitor, 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 Japan. 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 Japan is available through several sections. From main screen, select country under Choose region/country, next to map. 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. See Go To pull down menu, at top of the screen.


Company Information:

Note: Subsidiaries, listed by country, of U.S. companies in China and Japan.

Note: Subsidiaries, in the U.S. of Chinese and Japanese parent companies.

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 “Search by Content Type” then under “Companies” click on “Dossier”.  Finally, click on “Create a Company List” tab to create list of international or U.S. companies by industry, geographic area and revenue.


International public and private companies and their subsidiaries worldwide. Create lists by country and industry (Lexis Nexis Group)

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.

Note: Current news from major and local newspapers and newswires.

Newspapers from China and Japan

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

China Daily
China Internet Information Center
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 include: China Daily, FarEastern Economic Review, Okinawa Times, Shanghai Daily
The Wall Street Journal Asia

Recent Books:

A selection of recent titles on China and Japan is 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. To search for additional titles, check the online catalog. Use keywords or phrases such as China or Chinese Business; Japan or Japanese Business.

Books on China:

Billions of Entrepreneurs : how China and India are Reshaping their Futures–and Yours. HF3836.5 K593 2007 (Pardee Library)

Brand new China : Advertising, Media, and Commercial Culture. HF5813.C5 W37 2008 (Pardee Library)

Business Success in China. HD2910 B87 2007 (Pardee Library)

China Modernizes: Threat to the West or Model for the Rest? Mugar Library: JC599.C6 P43 2007 Law Annex: JC599 .C6 P44 2007

China Now: Doing Business in the World’s Most Dynamic Market. HD58.6 .L362 2007 (Pardee Library)

China’s Information Revolution: Managing the Economic and Social Transformation. Mugar Library: HC430 .T4 Q53 2007 (Pardee Library)

China’s New Culture of Cool: Understanding the World’s Fastest-Growing Market. HC430 .C6 Y75 2007 (Pardee Library)

Chindia: How China and India are Revolutionizing Global Business. HF1604 .C45 2007 (Pardee Library)

The Coming China Wars : Where They Will be Fought and How They Will be Won.HF1604 .N38 2007 (Pardee Library)

Dragons at Your Door: How Chinese Cost Innovation is Disrupting Global Competition HC427.95 Z424 2007 (Pardee Library)

The Elephant and the Dragon: The Rise of India and China and What it Means for All of Us. HC435.3 M47 2007 (Pardee Library)

Human Resources in China  HF5549.2.C6 H8 2011 (Pardee Library)

Human resource management in China : new trends and practices
HF5549.2.C6 C66 2012 (Pardee Library)

Made in China: What Western Managers Can Learn from Trailblazing Chinese Entrepreneurs. HB615 .S94 2005 (Pardee Library)

New Horizons in Asian Management: Emerging Issues and Critical Perspectives. HD70.A7 N49 2007 (Pardee Library)

One Billion Customers: Lessons from the Front Lines of Doing Business in China. HC427.95 .M43 2005 (Pardee Library)

Operation China : from Strategy to Execution.HD62.4 .H48 2007 (Pardee Library).

A year without “made in China” : One Family’s True Life Adventure in the Global Economy. HF1604.Z4 U643 2007 (Pardee Library)Books on Japan: (Pardee Library)

Business the Sony Way : Secrets of the World’s Most Innovative Electronics Giant.HD9696.J32 L84 2003

The Economic Gang : One Man’s Battle with Japan, Inc. HC462.95 .W35 2002

The embedded corporation : corporate governance and employment relations in Japan and the United States. HD5660.J3 J33 2005

How Toyota became #1 : Leadership lessons from the World’s Greatest Car Company HD9710.J34 T6528 2007

Notes from Toyota-land : an American Engineer in Japan. HD9710.J32 M43 2005

Reviving Japan’s EconomyHC462.95 R48 2005 (Mugar Library)

Tao management : Japanese management philosophy based on the Tao Te Ching.HD70.J3 T234 2006 (Pardee Library).