Q. Where can I find information about the culture of Zimbabwe?
Here are a few suggestions. Keep in mind that due to the political climate in Zimbabwe, foreign investment there is very difficult, so the country does not get the kind of coverage in standard business sources that other countries may have.
Start with the International Business Guide.
First, choose the “Country Resources” tab.
Start with the “CountryWatch” database. Once you're in Countrywatch, click on the drop-down box on the left that says "Quick Links" above it. Choose Zimbabwe from that list. You should then get to the country profile that has a map, flag, etc., and there is a "Social Overview" on the left-hand side, although you might have to scroll down to find it.Search for Zimbabwe. When you find the Zimbabwe report, use the menu on the left side of the screen to find the most helpful sections of the report, i.e., Economic Conditions, Investment Climate, etc. In the Social Overview section, the links for Cultural Etiquette and Travel Guide may also have some information that is useful for investors. It depends on the report.
For this kind of information, CIA World Factbook and Global Road Warrior are also worth checking out.
Then choose “MarketLine Advantage”.” Search for Zimbabwe. On the results screen, choose the options for Companies, Industries, Financial Deals, etc. across the top of the screen to find that kind of information. Also, when you’re in the Zimbabwe report, there will be a link on the right side that says “Companies.” You can use this to see major companies in that country. Click on it, then on the resulting brief page, click on “More” at the bottom. On the right of the page, there should be a section that says “By Industry".
Finally, click on the General Business Guide. The general databases “ABI/INFORM Complete” and “Business Source Complete” may have some useful stuff.
These searches might help focus your results:
Zimbabwe AND investment
Zimbabwe AND “foreign investment”
Zimbabwe AND commerce
Zimbabwe AND corporations
Zimbabwe AND “country risk”
You can also just search for Zimbabwe, then choose a limiter from the left-side menu. In Business Source Complete, find the “Source Types” limiter and then choose Country Reports, Industry Profiles, and Market Research Reports. In ABI/INFORM, choose the “Advanced search” link, put Zimbabwe in the search box, then scroll down to the “Document type” menu. Choose “Business case,” “Company profile,” “Industry report,” “Market report,” and “Market research.” Then search.