Corporations in a Globalizing World

Most individuals now, in the 21st century, depend on corporations more than they realize. The computers and cell phones they use are designed and manufactured by corporations. The clothes and shoes they wear and the cars they drive are all made by corporations. The buildings in which they live, study, and work have been built by corporations. The encyclopedia containing this entry is published by a corporation.

Most of these corporations depend on other countries. China, Japan, India, Brazil, Germany, and many other countries supply essential technology, labor, materials, new ideas, and especially customers. Interdependence is a fundamental fact of life.

This entry explores the demands and mandates of globalization through a typical case study of a manufacturer seeking to succeed in expanding business to other countries. ...

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