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Country Culture & Overview

GlobalEDGE Global Insights by Country

  • Explore left navigation and Quick Links

BBC Country Profiles

  • Search by country or territory
    Screenshot showing India typed into search box under the South Asia world region header

Doing Business Report Series – World Bank Group

Indicators and regulations for 189 countries

  • From Economy Profiles drop-down menu, select Country for Country Economy Profile
  • From Regional Profiles drop-down menu, select Region for Regional Profile

Culturegrams database

  • Select World Edition
  • Enter country in search box or use interactive map to click on country
  • Explore report sections at left: family, culture, customs, history, map, demographics, photo gallery, infographic, and more.

CIA World Factbook Produced by US Central Intelligence Agency

  • Use drop down “Please select a country to view” or click interactive world map to locate country
  • Use maps, photos, or click open sections: Introduction, Geography, People and Society, Government, etc.

International U.S. Commercial Service Offices (Worldwide)

  • Select Country
  • Explore links under Country name

Country Insights (Centre for Intercultural Learning, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)

  • Select a Country
  • Country Facts links or Cultural Information links
  • Cultural Information presents intercultural questions from the country perspective and the Canadian perspective

Country Reports in CityU databases

Business Source Complete offers country reports detailing economic analysis, business risk, government & politics, GDP, industries, employment and more.

  1. Type the name of your country in the search box.
  2. In the Search Options area, select “Country Report” from the Publication Type drop-down menu.
  3. Click Search


  1. Hover over “Reports” and select Country Reports
  2. Click “Show More Country Reports”

Sample e-books which cover or have chapters on individual countries or regions

  • Martin, J.S. & Chaney, L.H. (2009). Passport to success: The essential guide to business culture and customs in America’s largest trading partners. Westport, CT: Praeger.
  • Moran, R. T., Harris, P. R., & Moran, S. V. (2011). Managing cultural differences: Global leadership strategies for cross-cultural business success. Burlington, MA: Butterworth-Heinemann.
  • Condon, J. C., & Masumoto, T. (2011). With respect to the Japanese: Going to work in Japan, (2nd). Boston, MA: Intercultural Press.
  • Althen, G. & Bennett, J. (2011). American ways: A cultural guide to the United States (3rd). Boston, MA: Intercultural Press.
  • Saxon, M. (2007). An American’s guide to doing business in China. Avon, MA: Adams Media.
  • Castro-Fontoura, G. (2013). Doing business with Latin America: An introduction to Brazil, Mexico, Chile and other exciting markets. Petersfield, United Kingdom: Harriman House.