The Global Connectedness Index 2011

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The 10 most connected countries are the Netherlands, Singapore, Ireland, Switzerland, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Belgium, Hong Kong (China) and Malta, according to the first DHL Global Connectedness Index (GCI).

Research for the index was conducted by world-renowned global business strategist and economist, Pankaj Ghemawat, a professor of global strategy here at IESE.

The DHL Global Connectedness Index (GCI) is a detailed country-by-country analysis of the flows that connect the world. It ranks 125 countries according to the depth and breadth of their integration into the world economy and also examines the relationship between global connectedness and welfare.

It examined data on 10 different types of international flows, covering the categories of trade, capital, information and people, over the years from 2005 to 2010.

The full DHL Global Connectedness Index 2011 can be downloaded here.