“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
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This book is an excellent supplement for upper-level undergraduate or graduate courses in International Business, International Economics, International Relations or Cross-Cultural Management.
Chapter 3: Taking a Systems View
Taking a Systems View
We can experience globalization as a process that is all around us. It affects us through the products we consume, when we travel, and in our work life. However, it can also feel overwhelming and too complex when we try to understand it comprehensively. The number of players involved, such as national governments, organizations, and institutions that play a role, seem numerous and have varied objectives. The scope of events seems beyond anybody's control. At the same time, it is important that we attempt to analyze the process in order to translate events around us in a manner that can guide our behavior and decision making.
The influences and features that we attribute to globalization are a part of ...