The information resources in this subject guide have been identified to assist with research on how companies, governments, and societies respond strategically to the competitive environment of a globalizing economy. The fundamental mode of analysis of this research is typically through the delineation of supply chains or value chains within the structure of particular industries. This guide is designed for use by students within the Markets & Management Studies program at Duke and by researchers in Duke's Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness.
Become familiar with the Duke Libraries homepage (library.duke.edu) especially the tabs under "Search Resources."
The Catalog tab searches the library catalog for the holdings of all of the libraries at Duke. After a search has been executed (e.g. automobile industry), you can filter by the factet in the left column (e.g., by sub-topic or geographical region). Use the Advanced Search option to combine terms or limit the scope of the search by date of publication, library, format, or language.
The All tab enables umbrella searches not only for books in the library catalog, but also articles in journals and newspapers across a pre-selected set of databases. Use the Advanced Search under the All tab to limit a search to a certain sort of result (i.e., just articles or just book reviews).
The E-Journals tab leads to the numerous periodicals (like the Economist or Wall Street Journal) to which the Duke Libraries provide electronic access.
The Databases tab leads you to the customized interfaces of specialized databases like Standard & Poor's or the Economist Intelligence Unit, many of which are not included in the cross-database searches under the All tab. A number of these databases are described elsewhere in this subject guide.
Subjects in the Catalog: Many headings for specific industries such as "textile industry," "clothing trade," "computer industry," or "automobile industry and trade" can be used by selecting the Subject heading search type. The term "competition" is the subject heading that encompasses the concept of "competitiveness": e.g., Competition, International.
Doing a Subject heading search for "Globalization" will produce a very useful list of subheadings, like "economic aspects" or "social aspects," and regions. For example: