International Business & Trade - Finding Articles

Our Discovery Service allows you to find lots of journal articles all in one place. Sometimes however, you may need to use a specific database or journal.
This page lists the major databases that you have access to, as well as key journals.

There is also a News Services section and you should consider using one or more of these resources to keep up-to-date with the business world.


These bring together published research (including articles, conference papers and reports) in defined subject areas.
You can use sophisticated search options and filters to find the most relevant research on your topic.

The following databases are good starting points for finding International Business and Trade materials:

Contains academic peer-reviewed journal articles as well as professional and trade publications covering a vast range of business topics.  Also includes country overviews, market reports and company swot analyses. 

Also includes The Economist and the International Trade Journal as well as articles from the Journal of International Business studies.
Click on the peer-reviewed button if you only want academic articles. 

• Emerald 

The full-text of thousands of articles from more than 100 peer-reviewed journals published by Emerald. Subjects include health and safety, management, human resources, engineering, marketing and training.  For the most relevant results, use the advanced search and restrict to case studies or literature reviews.

Find and exploit a huge amount of market and socio-demographic data from countries round the world. Explore country profiles, consumer markets, industry and company information.


Listed below are some of our most used journals covering international business and trade. 

Use the eJournals search tab at the top of the page to locate further titles.

To find individual journal articles on a specific topic, use the databases above instead.

Articles explore aspects of international affairs including politics, business, economics and trade.

Find original research, case notes and comments, as well as book reviews dealing with international trade and business law, arbitration law and comparative law.

Find both academic and practitioner papers concerning international trade in such areas as globalisation and trade, transnational corporations and trade, multilateral trade regime, foreign direct investment and trade, exchange rates and currency markets, emerging markets, international trade policy, national and regional studies, commercial policy, international financial markets and institutions.

Find papers aimed at both academics and practitioners exploring issues affecting global business such as business strategy, global leadership, human resources management, social responsibility, corporate ethics, sustainability, and management and entrepreneurship.

A practitioner business journal publishing the latest in research and thought leadership on global business and management practices including globalisation strategies, global marketing, finance and accounting, cross cultural management, leadership and strategic management, international human resources, sustainability and ethics, emerging market opportunities and global supply chain management.

Papers published in the field of development studies which include some economic and business topics such as standards of living, poverty, unemployment, environmental degradation, trade and payments imbalances, international debt, and lack of popular participation in economic and political life.

This academic journal covers economics and international relations, specifically trade policy, open economy issues, and developing economies.

Jointly published by the WTO, find articles exploring trade issues from economic, legal, political and inter-disciplinary perspectives.

News Services & Archives

Keep up-to-date and develop your awareness of the business world by using these services:

• The Economist not in Discovery 

Leading weekly magazine covering global political, economic and business news. Includes archive back to 1997.
On Campus use only (or use VPN/Work Anywhere when away from the University).

Access the current FT and the archive back to 2004. 
Includes up-to-date business and commercial news as well as global financial markets, company and industrial sector information.
Explore data on companies, markets and investments using charts and research tools.

Note you must register using your UoP email address at the branded UoP registration page – after this use the Registered users link to access the service.

• Nexis not in Discovery 

Full text articles from many news sources and trade journals both UK and international. Archives sometimes stretching back to the mid 1980's.

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