This updated edition provides details on 4500 organizations which produce business information in 46 of the world's major economies. It is designed for the person who needs to find sources of commercial, economic and statistical information in any major developed country. A separate chapter for each country lists the organizations under categories such as: chambers of commerce and industry at national, regional and city level; foreign trade-promoting organizations, including bilateral and multilateral trade-promoting organizations; government organizations which assist and promote business activity; independent organizations, including professional and employers' organizations; research organizations, which offer advice based on their own research; business libraries and public libraries with major business sections; and sources of statistical information. Also included is a chapter covering international organizations in the business sphere.
Entries provide: name, address, telephone and fax numbers for all parts of the organization; principal officers (names and positions held); date founded; objectives and activities; number of members; details of library (principal officer, number of volumes and information services); and publications (title and frequency). The book should be useful for new business outlets, academic libraries, businesses, government departments, information offices, and anyone requiring information on the world of commerce.