Rankings

Country/company ratings

Fortune: Global 500 (www.fortunedatastore.com/ds/global.html)

MSU-CIBER: Market Potential Index (http://globaledge.msu.edu/Knowledge-Tools/MPI)

A.M. Best Country Risk Ratings (www3.ambest.com/ratings/cr/crisk.aspx)

A.T. Kearney/ Foreign Policy: Globalization Index (www.atkearney.com/)

A.T. Kearney: FDI Confidence Index (www.atkearney.com/index.php/Publications/foreign-direct-investment-confi…)

A.T. Kearney: The Global Retail Development Index (http://www.atkearney.com/index.php/Publications/global-retail-developmen…)

A.T. Kearney: The Global Services Location Index

(http://www.atkearney.com/index.php/Publications/global-services-location…)

Anholt-GMI Nation Brands Index

(http://www.gfkamerica.com/practice_areas/roper_pam/nbi_index/index.en.html)

AON Insurance and Risk Management Company (risks by country, region)

(http://www.aon.com/default.jsp)

Center for Global Development: Commitment to Development Index (ranking of developed nations in different categories)

(http://www.cgdev.org/section/initiatives/_active/cdi/)

Coface: Country Risk and Economic Research (risk ratings of countries) (www.coface.com/)

DHL Global Connectedness Index (www.dhl.com/en.html)

Doing Business: Economy Rankings (rankings of regulatory environments in different countries)

(www.doingbusiness.org/rankings)

Ducroire|Delcredere Country Risks (www.ducroire.be)

EIU: E-readiness Rankings 2009 (http://graphics.eiu.com/pdf/E-readiness%20rankings.pdf)

Entrepreneur Magazine: Top Global Franchises (www.entrepreneur.com/)

Ernst & Young: Globalization Index

(http://www.ey.com/GL/en/Issues/Business-environment/The-new-global-reali…)

Financial Times: FT Global 500 (world’s largest firms) (http://www.ft.com/reports/ft-500-2011)

Fitch: Sovereign Ratings (www.fitchratings.com/)

Forbes Best Countries for Business (http://www.forbes.com/sites/kurtbadenhausen/2011/10/03/the-best-countrie…)

Forbes: Global 2000 (company rankings) (http://www.forbes.com/global2000/)

Forbes: Tax Misery Index (personal/corporate tax rates in various countries)

(http://www.forbes.com/global/2008/0407/060_4.html)

Fortune: Fortune 500 (ranking of US largest companies)

(http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/2011/index.html)

Fortune: World’s Most Admired Companies

(http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/most-admired/)

Global Cities Index (http://www.foreignpolicy.com/node/373401)

Global Information Technology Report (http://www.weforum.org/issues/global-information-technology)

Global-production.com (Major locations for global production and sourcing) (www.globalproduction.com)

Heritage Foundation: Index of Economic Freedom Rankings (www.heritage.org/index/rankings)

IndustryWeek: IW 1000 – World’s Largest Manufacturing Companies

(http://www.industryweek.com/section.aspx?sectionid=40)

Interbrand: Best Global Brands (http://www.interbrand.com/en/)

International Institute for Management Development: World Competitiveness Yearbook

(http://www.imd.org/research/publications/wcy/index.cfm)

Investment Consulting Associates: LocationSelector (www.locationselector.com/)

KOF Index of Globalization

(http://globalization.kof.ethz.ch/)

Logistics Performance Index (LPI) (http://info.worldbank.org/etools/tradesurvey/mode1b.asp#)

Mercer: Worldwide Cost of Living Survey

(http://www.mercer.com/press-releases/1311145)

OECD Country Risk Ratings

(http://www.oecd.org/document/49/0,2340,en_2649_34171_1901105_1_1_1_1,00….)

Swiss Export Risk Guarantee Agency: Country Risk Categorizations

(http://www.serv-ch.com/en/deckungspolitik/overall-list-of-countries/)

Transparency International – Corruption Perceptions Index (http://www.transparency.org/)

UNCTAD: Foreign Direct Investment Indices

(http://archive.unctad.org/templates/webflyer.asp?intItemID=2469&lang=1)

UNCTAD: Largest Transnational Corporations (http://www.unctad.org/en/docs/iteiia20072_en.pdf)

UNDP: International Human Development Indicators (http://hdr.undp.org/en/)

World Bank: Worldwide Governance Indicators (www.govindicators.org)

World Economic Forum: Global Competitiveness Report

(http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_GCR_Report_2011-12.pdf)

World Economic Forum: Global Enabling Trade Report

(http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_GlobalEnablingTrade_Report_2010.pdf)