IM853: Indian Field Seminar Sources on India

Country Resources by Region:

APEC: the organization for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, organized to “support sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region.”

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Headquartered in Kathmandu- members are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

Business & Economics news  from the Asia Society

PAIR, the Portal to Asian Internet Resources, from the University of Wisconsin.

For more see: Country and Region: International Business
a comprehensive guide to resources by country.


Country Profiles and Surveys:

India: A Country Study
“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 and examines the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors.”

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.

India Country Profile – quick access to country data points, economic performance, gross domestic product, and detailed analysis of the country’s business environment.

India Country Review, published annually by CountryWatch, provides demographic, economic, business, and environmental data.

Background Notes on Countries of the World: Republic of India, published by the U.S. government, includes facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, foreign relations and travel/business information.

CIA World Factbook Provides important unclassified CIA data for more than 250 countries, including India. Covers a wide range of topics including economics, politics, geography and foreign relations. Updated every two weeks. Country Briefings: India a web resource highlighting recent articles and including forecast, factsheet, economic data, political structure and forces, economic structure and more.

EIU- The Economist Intelligence Unit

Note: Data on India 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.

FITA: India Country Profile The Federation of International Trade Associations, website includes general information as well as information on market access, economic indicators, taxes, labor market, agriculture, media, and more.

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 India, and 40 other countries. From main screen, Country Reports and Tables are available for 75 countries. Click on browse by country and select India to access the reports.


US / India Foreign Trade Statistics – from the US Census Office of Foreign Trade.

India Data & Statistics – from the World Bank, includes data about lending, development indicators, information technology, and education.

IndiaStat – Indian government portal to a vast reservoir of statistical data.

Government of India, Ministry of Finance -statistics, reports, regulations, and economic data.


Company Information:

Note: Subsidiaries, listed by country, of U.S. companies in India.


Note: Subsidiaries, in the U.S., of India 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 “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.

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


Stock Exchanges:

National Stock Exchange of India Ltd.

Bombay Stock Exchange Limited

United Stock Exchange

Health-Industry Specific:

Business Monitor International (BMI) Industry Reports

Type the country name in the search box to access all reports including, India Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Report.

Note: MarketLine (Formerly Datamonitor) Reports: OTC Pharmaceuticals Industry Profile: India, and Pharmaceuticals Industry Profile: India, via Business Source Complete

Indian Journal of Biotechnology

Department of Biotechnology of the Indian Ministry of Science and Technology

Indian Technology, Forecasting and Assessment Council an independent agency organized to “look ahead in technologies, assess the technology trajectories, and support technology innovation by network actions in select technology areas of national importance.

Research and Information Systems for Developing Countries – focuses on biotechnology issues, organizes a yearly biotech conference.


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

BBC News India Country Profile – contains links to major media outlets

Online News Sources

Afternoon Despatch & Courier – Mumbai-based daily

The Asian Age – New Delhi-based daily

Business Standard – Nationwide business daily

Daily News & Analysis – Mumbai-based daily

The Day After – New Delhi-based news magazine

Deccan Herald – Bangalore-based daily

The Economic Times – business news daily from the Times Group

The Echo of India – Calcutta-based online daily

The Financial Express – New Delhi-based business daily

The Hindu – Madras-based daily

Hindustan Times – New Delhi-based daily

India Abroad – a US-based magazine for Indian ex-pats in North America

India Today – New Delhi-based news magazine

The Indian Express – New Delhi-based daily

Outlook – New Delhi-based news magazine

The Statesman – Calcutta-based daily

The Times of India – New Delhi-based daily from the Times Group


Wall Street Journal Asia through ABI/Inform

India Abroad through Proquest Ethnic News Watch

India Business Insight through LexisNexis Academic

India Today Travel Plus through LexisNexis Academic

India West through Ethnic News Watch

Indian Express through LexisNexis Academic

Recent Books:

Selected recent titles on India 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 BU Libraries Search, provides publication details and availability. For many other titles, check the BU Libraries Search. To search for additional titles, use keywords or phrases such as India business.

Books on India:

Aiming big with small cars emergence of a lead market in India
2014 (online access through SpringerLink)

Market, regulations and finance global meltdown and the Indian economy
2014 (online access through SpringerLink)

Deregulation and Efficiency of Indian Banks
2014 (online access through SpringerLink)

Recasting India: How Entrepreneurship is Revolutionizing the World’s Largest Democracy
HB615.S417 2014 (Pardee Library)

Conquering the Chaos: Win in India, Win Everywhere
HD2899.V38 2013 (Pardee Library)

Inside India: the emerging innovation challenge
HC440.T4K86 2012 (Pardee Library)

India: acquiring its way to a global footprint
HD2899 .I5155 2012 (Pardee Library)

Corporate Champions: excellent companies of India
HD70.I4K372012 (Pardee Library)

Doing Business in India
2012 (
online access through SpringerLink)

Doing Business in India: Building Research-Based Practice
HG5732 .D65  2011 (Pardee Library)

Corporate Governance in India
HD2741. S347 2012 (Pardee Library)

Workers, Unions and Global Capitalism: lessons from India
HD8686.5 .H46 2011 (Pardee Library)

The Eagle and the Elephant: strategic aspects of U.S.-India economic engagement
HF1456.5.I4 V53 2011 (Pardee Library)

The India Way: how India’s top business leaders are revolutionizing management
HD70.I4 I53  2010

The East Moves West: India, China and Asia’s growing presence in the Middle East
HF1583.3Z4 I45 2010

Managing People at Work : Employment Relations in Globalizing India
HF5549.2.I4 D35 2010 (Pardee Library)

Microfinance in India
HG178.33 2008 (Pardee Library)

Microfinance India: State of the Sector Report 2007, 2008, and 2009
HG178.33 2009 (Pardee Library)

India means business how the elephant earned its stripes
2012 (online access through Oxford scholarship online)

India Arriving: How This Economic Powerhouse is Redefining Global Business
HC435.3 .D67 2008 (Pardee Library)
HC435.3 .D67 2008 (Mugar Library)

India: The Emerging Giant
HC434.3 .P36 2008 (Mugar Library)

India: The Rise of an Asian Giant
HC435.3 .R68 2008 (Mugar Library)

Riding the Indian Tiger: Understanding India – the World’s Fastest Growing Market
HC435.3 .N67 2008 (Pardee Library)