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Country Research for International Business: Citations

Resources related to country research.

Why Do You Need to Cite Your Sources?

1.  To avoid plagiarim.

2.  To add credibility to your work by demonstrating that you have done proper research and consulted other sources before you write on a topic.

3.  To help the readers, including your professors, to track down the sources you have used.

4.  It is a standard practice for scholars and students engaged in research and writing.  It is the ethical thing to do.  You are being a responsible scholar when you cite sources and acknolwdge other scholars for their ideas.

Videos to Help You Understand Citations

APA Citations for Selected Sources

In Text Citations

Generic form:
(last name, date, p.#)


World Bank (2013) thinks that doing business in China is easy... (p.3).

Doing business in China is easy... (World Bank, 2013, p. 3)

Doing business in China is easy... (World Bank, 2013, para. 2)

Doing buiness in China is easy ... (World Bank, 2013, Political Situation)

Reference List

MarketLine. (2013). China country profile.  Retrieved from Business Source Complete database.

Coleman, D. Y. (2013). China country review. Retrieved from Business Source Complete database.

IHS Gobal Inc. (2014, January).  China country monitor. Retrieved from Business Source Complete database.

Business Monitor International. (2014, Q3). China country risk report.  Retrieved from Business Source Complete database.

Morrison, T., & Conaway, W. A. (2006). Kiss, bow, or shake hands :The bestselling guide to doing business in more than 60 countries (2nd ed.). Avon, Mass.: Adams Media.

U.S. Commercial Service. (2014).  Country commerical guide China.  Retrieved from http://www.state.gov/e/eb/rls/rpts/ccg/.

Word Bank. (2014).  Ease of doing business in China.  Retrieved from http://www.doingbusiness.org/data/exploreeconomies/china.

Guides That Help You Create Citations Yourself

APA Citation Style Guide prepared by OWU librarian Jillian Maruskin

APA Guide developed by Williams College Library

OWL at Purdue APA Guide