Globalization and Countries

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Globalization is a series of social, economical, technological, cultural, and political changes that promote interdependence and growth. Globalization raises the standard of living in developing countries, spreads technological knowledge, and increases political liberation. (Harris 5-23) The main cause of globalization is influence from other, more developed, countries. Globalization is a historical process that results from human innovation and technological progress.

What is Globalization?
Globalization is the change in the way countries do business. Countries no longer choose to trade amongst themselves but have expanded their business abroad to nations far and wide. It is this type of transformation that changes the look and feel of the world economy and it requires the cooperation of all countries involved. The world today "is moving towards a world in which barriers to cross-border trade and investment are tumbling; perceived distance is shrinking due to advances in transportation and telecommunications technology; material culture is starting to look similar the world over; and national economies are merging into an interdependent global economic system" (Hill, 2005). Majors Drivers of Globalization

When countries first began developing products, they made just enough to satisfy the country's demand without any surplus. As companies became larger their output increased and the country's desire and need for new products grew. There are several motivators or drivers that encourage globalization and the expansion of companies into foreign lands. Examples of these would be:

Globalization is the change in the way countries do business. Countries no longer choose to trade amongst themselves but have expanded their business abroad to nations far and wide. It is this type of transformation that changes the look and feel of the world economy and it requires the cooperation of all countries involved. The world today "is moving towards a world in which...
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