Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management"an authoritative and comprehensive reference resource with almost 400 entries on core HR areas and key concepts. From age discrimination, to zero hours contracts, each entry reflects the views of an expert and authoritative author". (publisher)
Grow your global markets: a handbook for successful market entry by Raymond A. Hopkins"Use this comprehensive primer to simplify exporting, discover exportable products and services, and determine and select the best target market entry alternative while ensuring that you get paid. US small- to medium-size business owners (SMEs with less than 500 employees) interested in entering foreign markets will learn how to overcome the most significant challenges and barriers to entering foreign markets".
National or regional statistical agencies are you best bet for locating financial benchmarks, but not all statistical agencies produce or release this kind of statical data. Consult GlobalEDGE's Global Insights by Country in the Resources section for relevant websites and links. For example:
This topic measures the number of procedures, time, cost and paid-in minimum capital requirement for a small- to medium-size limited liability company to start up and formally operate in each economy’s largest business city. Covers 190 countries.
The OECD Structural and Demographic Business Statistics (SDBS) database is an essential tool for analysing the industrial structure and dynamics of OECD economies. It provides a wealth of information at a very detailed sectoral level including: turnover, value-added, production, operating surplus, employment, labour costs and investment to name but a few. The breakdown by industrial sector, including services, is supplemented by a further breakdown into size classes.
"BACH - Bank for the Accounts of Companies Harmonized - is a database containing harmonized annual accounts statistics of European non-financial enterprises. Hence, the database was conceived as a useful tool both for country comparisons and to analyze the structure and performances of the non-financial companies in Europe.
Free (Registration Required)
Aggregated values: Income statement, Balance-sheet and financial ratios;
Measures: absolute values, weighted averages and quartiles;
10 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain;
Period: from 2000 onwards;
Breakdowns by 4 size classes (Small, Medium, SMEs, Large) and business sectors (NACE sections and divisions)"