The Global Connectedness Index 2012

(CC) ypithias/FlickrThe five most globally connected countries are the Netherlands, Singapore, Luxembourg, Ireland and Switzerland, according to the second DHL Global Connectedness Index (GCI). Spain ranks twenty-fifth.

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 study, which includes more than a million data points from 2005 to 2011, ranks 140 countries based on the breadth and depth of their connectivity in terms of international trade and capital flows, information and population. The report concludes that the world today is less globally connected than it was in 2007.

The full DHL Global Connectedness Index 2012 can be downloaded here.