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USC Subscription-Based Online Resources
These database links will re-direct you to our proxy-enabled subscription database page to facilitate connectivity):

  • The EIU produces objective and timely analysis and forecasts of the political, economic and business environment in more than 180 countries. Click on "Enterprise Client Access" to launch the database, then click on South Korea in the country menu to retrieve these reports:
    • "Country Report" covers the economy, the economic outlook, political scene, economic policy and some specific industries (published monthly).
    • "Country Profile" provides analysis of historical, political, infrastructure and economic trends (published annually).
    • "Country Commerce" covers permits, licenses, foreign investment and other information for foreign companies doing business in South Korea (published annually).

Generally Available Online Resources

The USC Libraries

Search HOMER for "KOREA or SOUTH KOREA AND BUSINESS" or "KOREA or SOUTH KOREA AND CULTURE" to locate books on these topics. Try other search terms as well. Note: If a book is checked out, it can take up to two weeks to recall.  You can also find full-text books online through eBrary.

Crocker Library

Korea Company Yearbook  (Reference HF3830.5 A48B87 2002/03)
Korean Business Etiquette  (Reference HF5389 .D453 2004)
Doing Business in Emerging Markets  (Reference HD 62.4 .C387 2002)
Exporters' Encyclopaedia  (Reference Desk HF3011 .E9)
Global Etiquette Guide to Asia  (Reference BJ 1838 .F67 2000) South Korea: pg. 82+
Global Business Etiquette  (Reference HF5389 .M375 2006)
Consumer Asia, 2005  (Reference HF5415.33 .A78C66 2005)


Search for articles written about business in Korea, South Korea, or Republic of Korea in ProQuest, Factiva and Lexis/Nexis Academic. Some possible topics are "KOREA AND INDUSTRY TRENDS" or "KOREA AND [specific industry here]" or "KOREA AND BUSINESS." Note: These are USC subscription-based resources; these database links will re-direct you to our proxy-enabled subscription database page to facilitate connectivity.

You can also search these locally published newspapers and magazines for business information in South Korea:


Government Information: Republic of Korea

Korea Websites

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