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USC Subscription-Based Online Resources

  • 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 Taiwan in the country menu to retrieve these reports:
    • "Country Report" covers the economy, the economic outlook, political scene, economic policy and some specific industries.
    • "Country Profile" provides analysis of historical, political, infrastructure and economic trends.
    • "Country Commerce" covers permits, licenses, foreign investment and other information for foreign companies doing business in Taiwan.
  • ISI Emerging Markets includes Taiwan, and is a good source of country, industry, business, macroeconomic and news information. Note: Some of the information is written in Chinese and requires a special character set on your computer.
  • Global Market Information Database
    Click on "Countries" to begin searching for specific indicators. Under "Consumers" find "Consumer Lifestyle Reports" by country.
    Select Globus/NTDB for international information. STAT-USA compiles information that is produced by the U.S. government. Much of this information is freely available elsewhere; see "" below.
  • Investext
    Find analyst reports covering all industries in Taiwan.
  • USA Trade Online
    Import and export information for the U.S.
  • World Marketing Data and Statistics
    Detailed demographics, market sizes and information on consumer goods.
    Find market research reports on a number of commodities (keyword search Taiwan).
  • Global Road Warrior
    Contains basic country profiles and cultural and business etiquette information.

Generally Available Online Resources

The USC Libraries

Search HOMER for "TAIWAN AND BUSINESS" or "TAIWAN 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

Passport Taiwan  (Reference HD58.7 .C847 1998)
Global Etiquette Guide to Asia  (Reference BJ1838 .F67 2000)
Global Business Etiquette  (Reference HF5389 .M375 2006)
Exporters' Encyclopaedia (Reference Desk HF3011 .E9)
Consumer Asia, 2005 (Reference HF5415.33 A78C66 2005)


Search for articles written about business in Taiwan in ProQuest, Factiva and Lexis/Nexis. Some possible topics are "TAIWAN AND INDUSTRY TRENDS" or "TAIWAN AND [specific industry here]" or "TAIWAN AND BUSINESS." Note: These are USC subscription-based resources.

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


Government Information

Taiwan Websites

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