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


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


  • 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.

Dealing with a Uni-Polar World

Dealing with a uni-polar world

Henry Kissinger, former U.S. secretary of state, delivered the Independent Newspapers Annual Lecture at Trinity College, Dublin, on October 12, 1999. Speaking on “globalization and the world order,” he observed, “What is called globalization is really another name for the dominant role of the United States” (Gindin, 2002).

Kissinger's frank statement appears to confirm a perception widely held around the world that globalization and Americanization are synonymous. The United States dominates the world economically and militarily, and its influence is widely felt in other areas, too. Ironically, this makes the United States a target of anger even in situations where it has no direct involvement. In September 2005, a Danish newspaper published a set of cartoons that ...

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