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“Taking a systems perspective to explain globalisation, this book succeeds in demarcating certain assumptions in order to understand globalisation as an ongoing process.”

—THE FINANCIAL EXPRESS

Globalization is more than a buzzword; it is a complex and evolving process that continually reshapes our environment. Developments around the world in religion, politics, culture, macroeconomics, technology and sustainability all impact business at some level; this book helps students understand the bigger picture of our global business world.

Written in an engaging style, Globalization: A Multidisciplinary System argues for a careful consideration of the causes and effects of globalization, ending with a review of the debate for and against it. Packed with relevant examples and case studies, this book introduces the multidimensionality of globalization, reveals its complexity, and provides a systems framework that clarifies the context of globalization and helps students understand what globalization entails—and then helps them derive implications for business decisions from it.

Features and Benefits

  • Translates the fundamental systems model into an accessible analytical framework so students can clearly grasp the nuances of this area of study
  • Examines the multidimensional nature of the globalization system and integrates the systems perspective throughout the book, encouraging students to think differently and comprehensively about globalization
  • Offers a readable style with brief case studies that clearly illustrate chapter themes and discussion questions that trigger further thought

Ancillaries

  • Additional instructor's resources are available from the author. Please contact him directly at cgopinath@suffolk.edu

Intended Audience

This book is an excellent supplement for upper-level undergraduate or graduate courses in International Business, International Economics, International Relations or Cross-Cultural Management.

Introduction
Introduction

Globalization is so much in the news that it risks being considered a fad. News reporters often use the word as a catch-all to describe various changes taking place in how we live and how events impact us. It is not only a noun but also an adjective, such as when we hear about our “globalized” world.

Everyone draws a connection to globalization these days. Thus, outsourcing, global warming, war on terrorism, the clash of civilizations, and a new world order all seem to have something to do with globalization. You can begin most issues with a “due to globalization” or “thanks to globalization” to make it seem current. The word has also been hijacked to connect to several issues. If you did a Web ...

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