BBB4M – International BusinessWednesday, September 22nd, 2010
**Fundamentals of Inernational Business - A Canadian Perspective**
Chapter 1 – Introduction to International Trade
Canadian Importers Database – Provides lists of companies importing goods into Canada, by product, by city, and by country of origin.
Dirty Oil Sands – Provides up-to-date information on the oil industry
How Everyday Things Are Made – Introductory website that demonstrates the manufacturing processes used in the creation of over forty products. Includes video.
Chapter 2 – Trade in the Modern World
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade – Read about Canada’s foreign policy, international trade, and traveling and living abroad.
Central Asia Institute – promotes and supports community-based education, especially for girls in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Chapter 3 – What Is Culture?
Earth Calendar – A day book of holidays and celebrations around the world
Kwint Vision – videos of intercultural communication
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms – insight into Canadian Values
Chapter 4 - Economics and Politics
CIA World Factbook – history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, and military for most countries in the world
Executive Planet - Provides business culture guides—including appropriate topics of conversation, attire, and behaviour—for many countries in the world.
Net MBA - Provides business knowledge resources, covering basic and advanced topics, including comparative advantage.
Chapter 5 - International Trade Agreements & Organizations
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade - Provides information about Canada’s foreign policy, international trade, and travelling and living abroad.
NAFTA Now – Site produced by the Canadian, American, and Mexican governments; provides facts about NAFTA, as well as case studies of businesses that have benefited from the agreement.
Europa - The official EU website provides information about each of its twenty-seven member countries, legislation and treaties, institutions, statistics, videos, photos, etc.
EUTube – The European Union’s channel on YouTube.
World Trade Organization – Provides information on the WTO’s structure, agreements, and news, and includes audio and video resources.
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development - Provides general information about the OECD, as well as statistics and publications. Information can be searched by topic or by country.
World Bank – Provides information on the organization’s history, projects, members, news, etc.
International Monetary Fund – Provides research, data and statistics, reports and publications (searchable by country), as well as news and videos.
UN - Online book that provides information about the UN’s history and goals; includes answers to FAQs and self-test questions.
Chapter 6 – Social responsibility and NGOs