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LIBRARY GUIDE TO ORG 4700 - International Human Resources

Country Profiles
Below are resources for finding basic information on a particular country.  The reports will explain the political, economic, social, technological, legal, and/or environmental climate for a particular country.

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff MarketLine
Includes company and industry reports, country profiles, as well as market data and country statistics.
Gale Virtual Reference Collection
Includes Contemporary Black Biography, The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine (2009), American Women Writers, and many more titles! Kiss, Bow, Shake Hands - A reference book for doing business in 60 different countries.
World Factbook - Published by the CIA, this is a go-to resource for basic country information. 
Country Fact Sheets - Reports from the State Department that focus on US relations with each country

Also, country reports can be found in Global Market Information Database (GMID) under the analysis section.

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Global Market Information Database
International socioconomic data, including industry statistics, consumer behavior statistics, and country information.
Here is a short video tutorial on finding country reports in GMID.


International Labor and Employment Law
 Here are resources that list or summarize employment law for select countries.

International Comparative Legal Guides (ICLG) - Enter the name of your country in the "Type a Jurisdiction" box then look for the "Employment and Labour Law" section in the results.

Doing Business - A resource from the World Bank.  It has a legal section that includes Labor Law. Be careful, many of the laws are in the native language of the country.  A trip to Google Translate may be warranted. 
International Statistics
 These resources are good for finding statistics (demographics, lifestyle, income, etc) on other countries and regions.

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Global Market Information Database
International socioconomic data, including industry statistics, consumer behavior statistics, and country information.
UNData - a database of statistics produced by the UN.  Search by topic or browse by country.

World Bank Data - Mostly contains economic data but does have some demographic information.
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