Database containing financial information on Spanish and Portuguese companies.
Business Source Complete (EBSCO)
Database featuring bibliographic , providing indexing and abstracts for the most important economic journals.
Derwent Innovation Index (1980-2009)
A patent resource combining the Derwent World Patents Index and Derwent Patent Citation Index databases.
Bibliographic database published by the American Economic Association.
Database covering periodical publications and ebooks.
Hospitality & Tourism
A database offering full-text access to journals covering research.
MarketLine Advantage
Source of information on companies, industries and businesses.
Statistics focusing on industries, markets and consumers.
Regional Business News
Database offering full-text access to articles from the press, specialized journals and regional news agencies.

Recommended books

Responsabilitat social corporativa: teoria i pràctica
This book sets the practical and theoretical bases of corporate social responsibility (CSR).
La Empresa en la Web 2.0
Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Tuenti... have erupted with overwhelming force in society.
La Empresa española ante la crisis del modelo productivo : productividad, competitividad e innovación
This book presents an analysis of the Spanish macroeconomic situation in relation to the business environment.


Journal of Management
Journal of Management (JOM), peer-reviewed and published bi-monthly, is committed to publishing scholarly empirical
Harvard Business Review
A management journal published since 1922 by Harvard Business School Publishing.
Peer-reviewed scientific journal on direction, administration and management.
Alternativas Económicas
Digital edition of the Alternativas Económicas journal

Rules and standards

ISO - International Standards Organization
It is responsible for drafting the ISO standards. Multidisciplinary scope.
EFQM - European Foundation for Quality Management
It created the EFQM Excellence Model, which is the most widely used in Europe.
Recommendations, guidelines, rules and standards
Documents that collate the methodological and technical specifications resulting from experience.

Reference works

Financial Times Lexicon
A free-to-use online glossary of financial terms with over 10,000 entries. It forms part of the Financial Times.
Diccionari dels mercats financers
This is a joint project between the Government of Catalonia’s Ministry for the Economy and the TERMCAT Centre.
A selection of dictionaries


Bloomberg Businessweek, known till 2010 as BusinessWeek, is a weekly business magazine published by Bloomberg L.P.
The Financial Times
The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations.
Forbes is a reliable source of business news and financial information.
The latest economic news, information on markets, funds and companies.

open-access resources

American Management Association
This corporate training and consulting group provides a variety of educational and management development services.
For more than 30 years, Europages has helped small businesses to find and get found on the European market.
This website provides access to comprehensive and up-to-date information on over 20,000 companies in Catalonia.

Recommended bibliography

It is a manual aimed primarily at undergraduate students in Business Studies.

UOC Learning resources

Introducció a l'empresa
Teaching materials from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya’s Introducción a la empresa [Introduction to Business]