Tag Archives: Globalization

Born Global: The Potential of Job Creation in New International Businesses

Eurofound has recently published a new report: “Born global: The potential of job creation in new international businesses”, that analyses the impact of start-ups with global focus and aims at investigating the suitability of available public support for this specific group of enterprises.   Traditional theory about international business suggests that companies first establish a solid …
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Retail Globalization

As most retailers know, postponing an international growth strategy is no longer a viable option. The bottom line is that the era of easy growth is over and companies must now act. A new report identifies several key aspects of globalization that can create roadblocks for retailers contemplating international expansion. Click here to read the …
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All business is local : why place matters more than ever in a global, virtual world by John A. Quelch. (London : Portfolio/Penguin, 2012)

Overview Why businesses should never underestimate the power of place. Today’s business leaders are so obsessed with all things global and virtual that they risk neglecting the critical impact of physical place. It’s a paradox of the Internet age: now that it’s possible for businesses to be everywhere at once, they need to focus on …
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European Competitiveness Report 2012

The EC has just published the “European Competitiveness Report 2012: Reaping the benefits of globalization”. The 2012 edition of the report provides new empirical evidence for understanding the drivers of industrial competitiveness and the opportunities and constraints faced by European enterprises in the post-crisis recession. The focus of this year report is on maximizing the …
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The Global Enabling Trade Report 2012

The World Economic Forum has just published, “The Global Enabling Trade Report 2012.” Under the theme “Reducing Supply Chain Barriers” the study explores how the globalization of value chains impacts measurement of trade and overall trade policies. It also addresses logistics investments, customs administration and the state of the merchant fleet. Through the methodological framework …
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Trade and Development Report 1981-2011

The UNCTAD has just launched the “Trade and Development Report, 1981-2011: Three Decades of Thinking Development”. UNCTAD´s flagship Trade and Development Report, which now has been issued annually for more than 30 years, foresaw the mounting influence of globalization on the economies of developing countries, warned of the dangers of unregulated financial flows and volatile …
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The quest: energy, security and the remaking of the modern world by Daniel Yergin. (London : Allen Lane, 2011)

In this gripping account of the quest for the energy that our world needs, Daniel Yergin continues the riveting story begun in his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Prize. A master storyteller as well as a leading energy expert, Yergin shows us how energy is an engine of global political and economic change. It is a …
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Trade and Employment

The International Labour Office (ILO), jointly with the European Commission (EC), has published the book “Trade and Employment: From Myths to Facts.” The study aims to promote the advancement of employment, decent work and social cohesion in developing countries by assisting policy makers and social partners in anticipating and addressing the effects of trade reforms …
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Making Globalization Socially Sustainable

The International Labour Office (ILO) and the Secretariat of the World Trade Organization (WTO) have co-published the report “Making Globalization Socially Sustainable.” The volume consists of contributions by leading academic experts who analyze the various channels through which globalization affects jobs and wages. The publication underlines globalization’s potential to stimulate productivity and growth but highlights …
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The Globalization Index 2010

Hong Kong remained the world’s most globalized economy in 2010, according to Ernst & Young’s 2010 Globalization Index, published in cooperation with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The top 3 of the index was rounded out by Ireland, in second place, and Singapore, in third. The annual index measures and tracks the performance of the …
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