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Flags of the nations that belong to the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) group in a typographic illustration.


Below is a select list of books that focus mainly on economic conditions and development in BRICS countries, with a few also covering business enterprises and investments in BRICS countries.  They are arranged in alphabetical order by author(s) for single works or by title for compilations.

BRICS: Sources of Information

November 2016

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Image (left): Flags of the nations that belong to the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) group in a typographic illustration. 
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BRICS: An Anti-Capitalist Critique / edited by Patrick Bond and Ana Garcia. Auckland Park, South Africa : Jacana, 2015.
LC Call Number: HD87 .B735 2015
LC Catalog Record: 2015466490

"This volume…offers a critical analysis of the rise of the BRICS countries' economies within the framework of a global capitalism that is increasingly predatory, exclusionary and unequal, no more so than in the BRICS countries themselves." –Publisher's description.

The BRICS Report : A Study of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa with Special Focus on Synergies and Complementarities / Ministry of Finance, Government of India. New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2012.
LC Call Number: HC59.7 .B6873 2012
LC Catalog Record: 2012337121

"Written by experts and scholars from BRICS countries, with the support of BRICS governments, this is the first study to reflect on the capabilities and synergies of these economies." – Publisher's description.

Building Bridges Among the BRICs / edited by Robert Crane. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
LC Call Number:  HC59.7 .B845 2015
LC Catalog Record:  2014024819

"…[A] close look at the national culture of [BRIC] nations with their strengths and weaknesses for politics and business."– Publisher's description.

Doing Business in the BRICS : A Practical Legal Handbook / consulting editor, Ravi Nath. London : Globe Law and Business, 2012.
LC Call Number:  HD62.4 .D65 2012
LC Catalog Record:  2013376157

"This book will provide an overview of the BRICS nations…[and] serve as a preliminary and practical guide for lawyers, investors, corporations and entrepreneurs regarding the mode and methods of doing business in these jurisdictions." –Publisher's description.

Emerging Markets and the Future of the BRIC Nations / edited by Ben L. Kedia and Kelly Aceto. Cheltenham, UK : Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015.
LC Call Number:  HC59.7 .E4759 2015
LC Catalog Record:  2015943011

"After a decade of unprecedented growth, the BRIC nations' economies have unexpectedly slowed. In this innovative book, expert contributors diagnose and examine the factors that might be responsible for the economic regression in Brazil, Russia, India, and China."– Publisher's description.

Investing in BRIC Countries: Evaluating Risk and Governance in Brazil, Russia, India, & China / edited by Svetlana Borodina and Oleg Shvyrkov ; with Jean-Claude Bouis. New York : McGraw-Hill, 2010.
LC Call Number: HD2741 .I62 2010
LC Catalog Record: 2009036290

"Edited by Standard & Poor's equity research and governance group, [the book] details the group's highly successful approach to analyzing risks in emerging economies. With case studies illustrating the effectiveness of corporate governance scrutiny, Investing in BRIC Countries examines the economic structure and governance status of each BRIC nation."—Publisher's description.

Marino, Rich. The Future BRICS : A Synergistic Economic Alliance or Business as Usual? Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
LC Call Number: HD82 .M367 2014
LC Catalog Record: 2014024400

"The Future BRICS provides in depth quantitative and qualitative questions and answers about the future of the BRICS Forum as a synergistic economic alliance, measured against the backdrop of the mutual political and economic benefits for each member country and relative to the strengths and weaknesses of each country's independent geopolitical macroeconomic base."—Publisher's description.

Poplat, Thomas. Foreign Investments in BRIC Countries: Empirical Evidence from Multinational Corporations. Frankfurt am Main : PL Academic Research, 2014.
LC Call Number: HG5993 .P66 2014
LC Catalog Record: 2013478866

"This study investigates decision processes underlying cross-border investments in BRIC countries and discusses their critical success factors. The empirical results show how internal and external forces influence corporate decision-making efficiency."—Publisher's description.

Sarkar, A. N. BRICS New Development Bank : A Game-Changer for the Emerging Economies. New Delhi : Avon Publications, 2016.
LC Call Number: HG3550 .S27 2016
LC Catalog Record: 2015361865

"This book presents a comprehensive treatise on the present state and long-term vision of the New Development Bank (NDB) of the BRICS headquartered at Shanghai, China. The Bank is an attempt at financial and economic cooperation among the economies of the BRICS countries.”—Publisher's description.

Structural Change and Industrial Development in the BRICS / edited by Wim Naude, Adam Szirmai and Nobuya Haraguchi. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.
LC Call Number: HD82 .S84576 2015
LC Catalog Record: 2014959433

"This book plots (the BRICS) rise and provides a unique analysis of the patterns of structural change that have accompanied the development of these countries. Focusing particularly on the manufacturing sector as a potential engine of growth…" —Publisher's description.

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