Window on the World - Web Resources for a New Order

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Window on the World - Web Resources for a New Order


Burg, Barbara, Nieman Reports


The Internet has become a dynamic vehicle for the development of our burgeoning global economy. And nowhere is the impact of this globalization made more visible than on the World Wide Web.

The following selective guide is designed to assist journalists in gaining a foothold on Web-based resources relevant to this all-encompassing topic.

The Big Picture: Globalization And Competition

Economic Report of the President, 1997 http://www.gpo.ucop.edu/catalog/ erp97.html

Includes numerous charts of data such as: industrial production indexes, major industry divisions, 1947-96; corporate profits by industry, 1959-96; civilian employment by demographic characteristics, 1954 -96.

Globalization Studies: An On-line Resource and Forum for Educators And Students of Globalization http://www.globalize.org/

Contains complete course documents, assignments and lecture notes for the Globalization Seminar: Trends in Economic and Social Globalization Challenges and Obstacles, taught by Prof R. F. M. Lubbers at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government, spring 1997. http://www.globalize.org/globview.htm

World Competitiveness On-Line -- International Institute For Management Development http://www.imd.ch/wcy_over.html

Selections from their World Competitiveness Yearbook 1997. Analysis based on 244 criteria grouped into eight factors: domestic economy, internationalization, government, finance, infrastructure, management, science & technology, people.

Global Competitiveness Report 1997: Selections -- World Economic Forum http://www.weforum.org/enhanced/ home-f.htm

Brief description and selections from the 1997 report rating 53 economies.

Economics: Theory And Practice

World Wide Web Resources In Economics -- WebEc http://www.helsinki.fi/WebEc/

Comprehensive guide to sources on the Web dealing with all aspects of economics; Methodology and History of Economic Thought, Economics Data, International Economics, Financial Economics, Public Economics, Health, Education and Welfare, Labor and Demographics, Development, Technological Change and Growth.

EDIRC Economics Departments, Institutes and Research Centers In the World http://netec.wustl.edu/EDIRC.html

Currently lists some 1,874 economics-related institutions in 105 countries. Included are economics departments, research centers and institutes in universities, as well as finance ministries, statistical offices, central banks, think tanks, and other non-profit institutions, economics associations and societies.

Business and Finance

Gateway to Associations -- American Society of Association Executives http://www.asaenet.org/Gateway/ OnlineAssocSlist.html

Includes a searchable index to find Web sites of more than 1,000 professional organizations.

Mark Bernkopf's Central Banking Resource Center http://www.patriot.net/users/bernkopf

One stop shopping for finding sites of all Central Banks, Ministries of Finance, Currency Boards, Financial and Economic Conferences, Monetary Research Institutes, and Bankers' Institutes.

The Conference Board http://www.conference-board.org/

Includes press releases reporting highlights from two Conference Board publications, the Consumer Confidence Index and Leading Economic Indicators.

FINWeb -- A Financial Economics WWW Server http://www.finweb.com/

Guide to electronic publications, databases, working papers and other Web sites concerned with aspects of financial economics.

Fortune 500 Homepage Directory http://www.sas.upenn.edu~alizaidi/ directory.html

Provides alphabetical list and links to the home pages of Fortune 500 companies.

Global Index of Chambers Of Commerce and Industry http://www.worIdchambers.com chambers.html

Links to Chambers of Commerce worldwide.

Hoover's On line http://www. …

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