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Last Updated: May 30, 2023     Views: 211

Managing Global Operations

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I need to learn more about…

Databases recommended

Strengths / Unique features

COVID-19 impact

Baker Fast Answers

Short list of resources that track COVID pandemic footprint and impact.

Company information

Capital IQ

Sophisticated and easy to use search engine, auditable financials, earnings call transcripts, key developments, peer analysis, company ratios. For a multimedia learning module on Capital IQ check out our Learn with Baker Library Capital IQ Introduction.



Unique in the extent of companies covered, strong for non-US companies, industry ratios.


Refinitiv Workspace

Current and historical SEC filings, company and industry analyst reports. For a multimedia learning module on Refinitiv Workspace check out our Learn with Baker Library Refinitiv Workspace Introduction.

Country and business conditions


Variety of sources of country analysis. Select Countries > Editor's choice to begin a search. The CEIC's current country economy snapshot is also a good starting point.  Also includes company, and industry information from sources for emerging markets in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East. It also provides global market reports.


Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)

In-depth ready to use reports give country, industry, and risk analysis. Reports in Country Commerce provide information on business practices and regulations such as human resources, intellectual property, taxes, and trade policy.



Quick statistics and analysis on various topics including data on the pandemic and its impact on countries, industries, as well as topics such as HR technologies. Worth notice: each record includes sources used. That is a good lead for further data tracking.

Trade and regulatory information

Nexis Uni

Business legal news, cases, practices, statures and legislations. It also provides country and company profiles.


US Census Bureau: Foreign Trade

News, regulations, guide, and data on US foreign trade.

Culture and consumer behavior


Market research reports on consumer products and industries worldwide from Euromonitor International. Useful for understanding consumer lifestyles.


Business Source Complete

Articles and examples from academic and industry publications on topics in this category, such as multinationals culture identity, workforce characteristics, decolonization, etc.  The database covers HBR and Fortune magazine.

Challenges, and leading industry trends post-Pandemic

Gartner Online Information Resources

Technology-related market snapshot, news, analysis, trends, leading practices and case studies. Topics covered, e.g., human capital management worldwide.


Frost & Sullivan

Reports on industry research, growing opportunities, market trends encompassing various tech related fields. Topics covered, e.g., workforce solutions or workforce automation and management, etc.



Academic articles and book chapters on various topics on managing global operations.