Globalization and Its Impact on Malaysia

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If you're totally illiterate and living on one dollar a day, the benefits of globalization never come to you. Jimmy Carter

In the US, most progressives start to see the differences between internationalism and economic globalization. David Korten

It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity. Kofi Annan

People have accused me of being in favor of globalization. This is equivalent to accusing me of being in favor of the sun rising in the morning. Clare Short

This is a basic requirement the meaning of globalization is that we should admit that the economy of each country is dependent on the economy of all the others. Richard Grasso

Read more: “This is a very exciting time in the world of information. It's not just that the personal computer has come along as a great tool. The whole pace of business is moving faster. Globalization is forcing companies to do things in new ways.”|  Bill Gates quotes|

“The financial turmoil has underscored the many challenges inherent in globalization ... Even as we embrace it, we must be wary of the dangers which accompany it.”|  Mahathir Mohamad|


Name for the process of increasing the connectivity and interdependence of the world's markets and businesses. This process has speeded up dramatically in the last two decades as technological advances make it easier for people to travel, communicate, and do business internationally. Two major recent driving forces are advances in telecommunications infrastructure and the rise of the internet. In general, as economies become more connected to other economies, they have increased opportunity but also increased competition. Thus, as globalization becomes a more and more common feature of world economics, powerful pro-globalization and anti-globalization lobbies have arisen. The pro-globalization lobby argues that globalization brings about much increased opportunities for almost everyone, and increased competition is a good thing since it makes agents of production more efficient. The two most prominent pro-globalization organizations are the World Trade Organization and the World Economic Forum. The World Trade Organization is a pan-governmental entity(which currently has 144 members) that was set up to formulate a set of rules to govern global trade and capital flows through the process of member consensus, and to supervise their member countries to ensure that the rules are being followed. The World Economic Forum, private foundation, does not have decision-making power but enjoys a great deal of importance since it has been effective as a powerful networking forum for many of the world's business, government and not-profit leaders. The anti-globalization group argues that certain groups of people who are deprived in terms of resources are not currently capable of functioning within the increased competitive pressure that will be brought about by allowing their economies to be more connected to the rest of the world. Important anti-globalization organizations include environmental groups like Friends of the Earth and Green peace; international aid organizations like Oxfam ;third world government organizations like the G77; business organizations and trade unions whose competitiveness is threatened by globalization like the U.S. textiles and European farm lobby, as well as the Australian and U.S. trade union movements.

Read more: What Is Globalization?|
Globalization is a process of interaction and integration among the people, companies, and governments of different nations, a process driven by international trade and investment and aided by information technology. This process has effects on theenvironment, on culture, on political systems, on economic development and prosperity, and on human...
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