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Globalization and Its Impact on International Business

By | June 2008
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Introduction....................................................................3

What is Globalization....................................................4

The engines for Globalizations…………………..……5

Globalization’s impacts on international business…..7

The road ahead for international business……..……9

Summary…………………………………….………..11

Reference………………………………..……………12

Introduction

Every day we hear it on the news, read it in the papers, overhear people talking about it… and in every single instance the word globalization seems to have a different meaning. So, what is globalization? What are its main drivers? Why and how does globalization impact international business? What’s the future of international business? This paper, through conceptualizing the significance of globalization for international business and explore core concepts of the international business environment, will answer the above questions.

What is Globalization?

Globalization can be described as a process by which the people of the world are unified into a single society and functioning together. This process is a combination of economic, technological, sociocultural and political forces. Globalization, as a term, is very often used to refer to economic globalization, that is integration of national economies into the international economy through trade, foreign direct investment, capital flows, migration, and spread of technology. The word globalization is also used, in a doctrinal sense to describe the neoliberal form of economic globalization.Globalization is also defined as internationalism, however such usage is typically incorrect as "global" implies "one world" as a single unit, while "international" (between nations) recognizes that different peoples, cultures, languages, nations, borders, economies, and ecosystems exist(http://en.wikipedia.org/). Globalization has two components: the globalization of market and globalization of production....

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