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1 Know Your Internet International Business Resources Victoria A. Platt Willamette Management Associates San Francisco, California Portland, Oregon Chicago, Illinois New York, New York McLean, Virginia Atlanta, Georgia

2 Know Your Internet International Business Resources Outline Introduction Methodology Search Engines Meta Pages Subject Specific Sites Search Strategies Conclusion Q&A Introduction Methodology Search Engines Meta Pages Subject Specific Sites Search Strategies Conclusion Q&A Willamette Management Associates

3 Know Your Internet International Business Resources Introduction International Internet Case Study Telecommunications industry in 12 countries located in 6 different regions of the world Questions to be Answered 1. Who can locate the information? 2. What tools are available? 3. Where is the best place to start? 4. When is each tool most efficient? 5. Why is finding this type of information difficult? International Internet Case Study Telecommunications industry in 12 countries located in 6 different regions of the world Questions to be Answered 1. Who can locate the information? 2. What tools are available? 3. Where is the best place to start? 4. When is each tool most efficient? 5. Why is finding this type of information difficult? Willamette Management Associates

4 Know Your Internet International Business Resources Methodology Country Selection Criteria 1.Must have at least a moderate level of economic and political stability. 2.Maintain positive diplomatic relations with the United States. 3.Encourage foreign business development. 4.Have established telecommunications structure in place. Country Selection Criteria 1.Must have at least a moderate level of economic and political stability. 2.Maintain positive diplomatic relations with the United States. 3.Encourage foreign business development. 4.Have established telecommunications structure in place. Willamette Management Associates

5 Know Your Internet International Business Resources Methodology Countries Chosen RegionCountry AfricaEgypt, South Africa America, Central & SouthArgentina, Brazil AsiaJapan, South Korea Europe, Central & EasternPoland, Slovakia Europe, WesternFrance, Spain Middle EastIsrael, Saudi Arabia Countries Chosen RegionCountry AfricaEgypt, South Africa America, Central & SouthArgentina, Brazil AsiaJapan, South Korea Europe, Central & EasternPoland, Slovakia Europe, WesternFrance, Spain Middle EastIsrael, Saudi Arabia Willamette Management Associates

6 Know Your Internet International Business Resources Methodology Information Required for Each Country Searched CategoryData Point 1.Basic Country DataProfile, Gross Domestic Product 2.Business OpportunitiesSummary, Doing Business In 3.DemographicsEmployment, Population, Wages 4.Fiscal ProfileCapital Structure, Foreign Investment, Banking, Taxes 5.EconomyOverview, Bonds-Corporate, Bonds- Government, Exchange Rate 6.Map of CountryCopy 7.ManufacturingSummary Information Required for Each Country Searched CategoryData Point 1.Basic Country DataProfile, Gross Domestic Product 2.Business OpportunitiesSummary, Doing Business In 3.DemographicsEmployment, Population, Wages 4.Fiscal ProfileCapital Structure, Foreign Investment, Banking, Taxes 5.EconomyOverview, Bonds-Corporate, Bonds- Government, Exchange Rate 6.Map of CountryCopy 7.ManufacturingSummary Willamette Management Associates

7 Know Your Internet International Business Resources Methodology Information Required for Each Country Searched (Cont.) CategoryData Point 8.IndustriesOverview, Outlook, Comparable Peers 9.News & ViewsDomestic, Economic, Corporate & Equities, Regional 10.PoliticsNews, Description of Structure 11.Stock ExchangeDescription, Historical Prices 12.Trading ProfileSummary, Imports, Exports 13.Legal ProfileSummary Information Required for Each Country Searched (Cont.) CategoryData Point 8.IndustriesOverview, Outlook, Comparable Peers 9.News & ViewsDomestic, Economic, Corporate & Equities, Regional 10.PoliticsNews, Description of Structure 11.Stock ExchangeDescription, Historical Prices 12.Trading ProfileSummary, Imports, Exports 13.Legal ProfileSummary Willamette Management Associates

8 Know Your Internet International Business Resources Know Your Tools What to Watch Search Method Software robots search the Internet using two primary methods, keyword, and concept Size Total Size is relevant to insure that the query searches the greatest number of sites Integrity The monetizing of search engines What to Watch Search Method Software robots search the Internet using two primary methods, keyword, and concept Size Total Size is relevant to insure that the query searches the greatest number of sites Integrity The monetizing of search engines Willamette Management Associates

9 Know Your Internet International Business Resources Tool Selection Search Engine Selection Alta Vista Google Northern Light Search Engine Selection Alta Vista Google Northern Light Willamette Management Associates

10 Know Your Internet International Business Resources Search Engines SearchWebSize EngineAddressSearch Method(Millions) Alta Vistawww.altavista.comSearch Utilities340 Googlewww.google.comLink Analysis560 NorthernNatural Language & Lightwww.northernlight.comSearch Utilities319 SearchWebSize EngineAddressSearch Method(Millions) Alta Vistawww.altavista.comSearch Utilities340 Googlewww.google.comLink Analysis560 NorthernNatural Language & Lightwww.northernlight.comSearch Utilities319 Willamette Management Associates

11 Know Your Internet International Business Resources Search Strategies Search Engines Locate basic country profile Identify and locate a chamber of commerce Search for an embassy Find a national bank site Search Engines Locate basic country profile Identify and locate a chamber of commerce Search for an embassy Find a national bank site Willamette Management Associates

12 Know Your Internet International Business Resources Tool Selection Meta Page Selection IBRC MSU-CIBER VIBES WebEc Meta Page Selection IBRC MSU-CIBER VIBES WebEc Willamette Management Associates

13 Know Your Internet International Business Resources Meta Pages IBRC The International Business Resource Connection Center for International Business Education and Research at the University of Kansas School of Business http://www.ibrc.bschool.ukans.edu MSU-CIBER The Michigan State University Center for International Business Education and Research Michigan State University http://www.ciber.bus.mus.edu/busres.htm IBRC The International Business Resource Connection Center for International Business Education and Research at the University of Kansas School of Business http://www.ibrc.bschool.ukans.edu MSU-CIBER The Michigan State University Center for International Business Education and Research Michigan State University http://www.ciber.bus.mus.edu/busres.htm Willamette Management Associates

14 Know Your Internet International Business Resources Meta Pages VIBES Virtual International Business and Economic Sources University of North Carolina at Charlotte http://libweb.uncc.edu/ref-bus/vibehome.htm WebEc Manchester Computing, Finland www.helsinki.fi/WebEc VIBES Virtual International Business and Economic Sources University of North Carolina at Charlotte http://libweb.uncc.edu/ref-bus/vibehome.htm WebEc Manchester Computing, Finland www.helsinki.fi/WebEc Willamette Management Associates

15 Know Your Internet International Business Resources Search Strategies Meta Pages Narrow query by region, then country Review the index one category at a time Utilize an internal search engine Meta Pages Narrow query by region, then country Review the index one category at a time Utilize an internal search engine Willamette Management Associates

16 Know Your Internet International Business Resources Subject Specific Sites The Top Ten List Not Listed in the Conference Proceedings NameSiteDescription American Chambers of www.uschamber.org/international86 American Chambers in Commerce Abroad/chambers+abroad76 countries Arab World Onlinehttp://www.awo.netNews, articles, and business information on 22 countries Asia Pacific Economichttp://www.apecsec.org.sg21 countries with reports, indicators, Cooperationcontact list & related links Bureau van Dijkhttp://www.bydep.comEuropean industry & corporate data The Top Ten List Not Listed in the Conference Proceedings NameSiteDescription American Chambers of www.uschamber.org/international86 American Chambers in Commerce Abroad/chambers+abroad76 countries Arab World Onlinehttp://www.awo.netNews, articles, and business information on 22 countries Asia Pacific Economichttp://www.apecsec.org.sg21 countries with reports, indicators, Cooperationcontact list & related links Bureau van Dijkhttp://www.bydep.comEuropean industry & corporate data Willamette Management Associates

17 Know Your Internet International Business Resources Subject Specific Sites The Top Ten List Not Listed in the Conference Proceedings (cont.) NameSiteDescription CAROL World CompanyAsia, Europe & U.S. annual reports Annual Reports On-Linehttp://www.carol.co.uksearched by industry or alphabetical CorporateInformationhttp://www.corporateinformation.comSearch by industry, country, or company name The Embassy Webhttp://www.embpage.org/index.htmlContains 50,000 address, phone numbers & email addresses EY Passporthttp://www.doingbusinessin.comCountry profiles and corporate tax guide The Top Ten List Not Listed in the Conference Proceedings (cont.) NameSiteDescription CAROL World CompanyAsia, Europe & U.S. annual reports Annual Reports On-Linehttp://www.carol.co.uksearched by industry or alphabetical CorporateInformationhttp://www.corporateinformation.comSearch by industry, country, or company name The Embassy Webhttp://www.embpage.org/index.htmlContains 50,000 address, phone numbers & email addresses EY Passporthttp://www.doingbusinessin.comCountry profiles and corporate tax guide Willamette Management Associates

18 Know Your Internet International Business Resources Subject Specific Sites The Top Ten List Not Listed in the Conference Proceedings (cont.) NameSiteDescription Global Financial Data http://www.ntu.edu.sg/Asian financial contents as well as & Resources Locatorslibrary/biz/financial/htminternational scope International StatisticalLinks to the statistical agencies Agencieshttp://www.census.gov/main/www/stat_int.htmlfor dozens of countries Mark Bernkopfs Regional and central Banking Centerhttp://patriot.net/~bernkopfbank websites The Top Ten List Not Listed in the Conference Proceedings (cont.) NameSiteDescription Global Financial Data http://www.ntu.edu.sg/Asian financial contents as well as & Resources Locatorslibrary/biz/financial/htminternational scope International StatisticalLinks to the statistical agencies Agencieshttp://www.census.gov/main/www/stat_int.htmlfor dozens of countries Mark Bernkopfs Regional and central Banking Centerhttp://patriot.net/~bernkopfbank websites Willamette Management Associates

19 Know Your Internet International Business Resources Search Strategies Subject-Specific Sites Review industry literature and identify sites on point with region and country Begin review by using site map Follow with querying internal search engine to site When unsuccessful, end with search of International Trade Administration (www.ita.doc.gov) Subject-Specific Sites Review industry literature and identify sites on point with region and country Begin review by using site map Follow with querying internal search engine to site When unsuccessful, end with search of International Trade Administration (www.ita.doc.gov) Willamette Management Associates

20 Know Your Internet International Business Resources Conclusions of the Case Study As a researcher, be patient, organized, and confident Establish parameters before beginning Identify restrictions Use more than one resource Dont beat a dead horse Always look for a governing agency or association Use Internet sites in combination As a researcher, be patient, organized, and confident Establish parameters before beginning Identify restrictions Use more than one resource Dont beat a dead horse Always look for a governing agency or association Use Internet sites in combination Willamette Management Associates

21 Know Your Internet International Business Resources Thank You and Good Day Thank You and Good Day Willamette Management Associates


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