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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.

What is New about Globalization?
What is new about globalization?

Globalization, in English, has come to mean different things to different people, and it has taken on additional nuances in different parts of the world, reflecting the concerns of these different areas. The Japanese call it gurobaruka (to differentiate it from kokusaika, or internationalization). Among the Thais, the positive and negative connotations of globalization have resulted in two terms: lokapiwat, meaning expanding globally or conquering the world, and lokanuwat, meaning to act according to the world. In Indonesia, it is officially translated as globalisasi, but after the financial crisis when their economy went into a tailspin, the man on the street preferred to call it gombalization (gombal is a piece of cloth whose use is now ...

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