Web sites of Interest for STRATEGY & INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
World Mapper This site allows you to map data across the globe for a visual representation of statistics.
GAP Minder A Swedish foundation that provides facts, different perspectives on world issues, and teaching resources.
Department of Education – University Rankings US Department of Education site.
Academy of Management US based body of academics working in different areas of management.
Center For Simplified Strategic Planning Some useful information to make you think about strategy.
McKinsey Quarterly Articles put out by McKinsey, a consulting firm.
The CEO Refresher – A collection of articles some of which deal with general management issues
Web sites of interest for International Business
These are usually reliable sources of data and also research-based articles.
US Dept of Commerce statistics (economic news, trade info, etc.):
Transparency International (Data of corruption) :
www.nationmaster.com Great for making comparisons between countries. Make your own charts!
www.globaledge.msu.edu Useful source run by Michigan State University. Free registration.
Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University.
PhD programs in Global Studies which have a multidisciplinary orientation and are in English.
Industry focused books.
A business competes within one industry. The story of how an industry has evolved globally and the challenges it faces today can be fun to read! Here are a few.
Rappaport, Erika. 2017. A thirst for empire: How tea shaped the modern world. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. (The tea industry.)
Foer, Franklin. 2010. How soccer explains the world: An unlikely theory of globalization, NY: Harper Perennial.
Yergin, Daniel. 2011. The quest: Energy, security and the remaking of the modern world. NY: Penguin.