Globalization

BBC Reith Lectures 1999

Published by the BBC, this collection of lectures by Professor Anthony Giddens, director of the London School of Economics, focuses on the topic of globalization. Lectures from Asia, Europe, and North America are available in text, video, and audio formats.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2014

Center for Global Development: Globalization

The Center for Global Development provides a series of working papers, articles, blog posts, and multimedia that cover major globalization topics. Working papers are available for download in PDF format and provide in-depth research on how globalization can lead to economic development for all. Users may filter by publication type or search by the newest and most popular documents.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2014

Eldis Gateway to Development Information

Eldis provides a wide range of resources for development information. These include news articles, discussion lists, databases, web links, and resource guides on a wide range of development issues. Resource guide topics range from agriculture, aid, finance policy, globalization, education, trade policy, and much more. A country profile section features news, statistics, organizations, and sector information by country.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2014

gE Module: Key Industry Drivers of Globalization

The Key Industry Drivers of Globalization module provides a general understanding of issues including: the historical circumstances and the forces that currently drive globalization; regional trade agreements impacting globalization; the implication of globalization on business in the U.S.; the key drivers for a successful global strategy; and the four basic forces that drive globalization.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2014

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gE Module: Regionalization and Trading Blocs

The Regionalization and Trading Blocs module provides information on: what globalization means, its impact on business, and the forces that are driving it; the advantages and disadvantages of globalization, as well as who is in favor of globalization and who opposes the movement; what the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) are, how they work, and what their history is; the history and purpose of some of the world's largest and most influential Regional Agreements: NAFTA, MERCOSUR, ASEAN, and the EU; and the basic premises of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) that is currently under negotiation in North, South, and Latin America. A case study on Quebec’s language laws is also provided.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2014

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Global Envision

Global Envision is dedicated to increasing awareness of the spread of more open markets and the global fight against poverty. While the site is focused on the social aspects of globalization, the user can find educational resources, articles, stories, and opinions relevant to various areas of globalization. The website also provides a forum to discuss related topics.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2014

Global Exchange

Global Exchange is an organization dedicated to international human rights that aims to promote social, economic, and environmental justice globally. The site provides news stories and events relating to globalization. Although the site takes an opposing position against globalization, their critical views of its forces and results prove relevant for those looking to research both viewpoints of the issue.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2014

Global Policy Forum

Global Policy Forum (GPF) is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization with consultative status at the United Nations. By nature it is an anti-globalization institution and the website content reflects this view. This site offers resources such as news, a bimonthly newsletter, publications, podcasts, videos, and case studies. Also made available are a listing of upcoming events held by GPF and information about internships offered through the forum.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2014

globalEDGE Business Review: Globaloganization of Renault Development Strategy

This article presents the drive of Renault from the edge of bankruptcy to the rise of its model Logan to international preeminence, fame, and success. At the same time, Renault concentrated its production in countries that have been considered by the major car manufacturers as solely a marketplace and not the location of their production.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: August 27, 2014

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globalEDGE Business Review: How Flat is the World?

Executive Briefing: In his 2005 bestseller, The World Is Flat, Thomas L. Friedman argues that countries compete on an increasingly level playing field. But, does that argument hold over time when tested empirically? In some economic sectors the answer is "maybe," while in most sectors the answer is a simple "no." So, what does this mean for global business strategy? Opens in PDF format.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2014

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globalEDGE Business Review: Running a Global Corporation

Executive Briefing: What does it take to run a global corporation? Are there too many environmental and industry forces to think about? What about the strategy and organizational factors? No worries, it can all be paired down to a manageable few. Opens in PDF format.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2014

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Globalization

Globalization is a peer-reviewed journal produced by Athabasca University of Canada. Articles in the journal focus on social, political, economic, and technological globalization. Although the last issue was published in 2008, an archive of previous issues is available.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2014

Globalization101.org

Globalization101.org, which was created by The State University of New York Levin Institute, provides detailed discussions on various issues connected to globalization. Issue briefs can be downloaded in PDF format pertaining to various different sectors. The site also offers analysis of news events, videos, and tools for teachers interested in globalization.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2014

HSBC Global Connections

Global Connections is a website established by HSBC aiming to provide information about global trade and the international opportunities available to businesses made possible by globalization. The site offers news on global market trends, analysis on global issues, and global trade reports, as well as trade forecasts. Some content is only accessible by members but membership registration is free.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: August 29, 2014

IBM - Globalizing Your e-Business

This site provides a guide to globalizing your e-business by IBM. While the site is created for selling IBM's solutions, there are numerous useful articles and guides. A globalization topics page introduces many resources regarding globalization including information on the many scripts and languages used throughout the world. A design guidelines page also lists information on software solutions that will work in all countries, languages, and cultures.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2014

Institute of Development Studies: Globalization Team

The Globalization Team of the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) provides research geared toward encouraging sustainable development growth in order to reduce poverty. Research revolves around the following topics: Asian drivers, trade, value chains and macro finance. IDS contains a database for research done by the institute along with a variety of publications. Users may subscribe for free to their working papers, research reports, policy briefings, and rapid response briefings. Documents are downloadable in PDF format by clicking "See details of this publication" on the specific publication's page.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2014

Inter Press Service News Agency

The Inter Press Service (IPS) News Agency offers news coverage focused on development and globalization. Users may search for news based upon global regions or topics such as Economy & Trade, Human Rights, Global Governance, etc. 

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2014

International Forum on Globalization (IFG)

The International Forum on Globalization (IFG) is an alliance of leading activists, scholars, economists, researchers, and writers. It provides analyses and critiques on the cultural, social, political, and environmental impacts of economic globalization. The site introduces two IFG programs and it contains free publications for users to download.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2014

Nottingham Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy

Created in 2001 in the Nottingham School of Economics, the Nottingham Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy supports research that is scientific and concentrated on policy. A series of research papers covering globalization and trade issues can be downloaded in PDF format from this site.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2014

NOW Globalization Debates

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) furnishes viewers with information about globalization, and examines the pros and cons of the trend. There are links available to other debates on globalization, relating to politics, economy, culture, science, and much more. The site also has discussion boards and links to other news stories pertaining to related subjects.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2014

Peterson Institute for International Economics: Globalization

The Peterson Institute of International Economics (IIE) is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution devoted to the study of international economic policy. This section of their website focuses on globalization. Papers, testimonies, and policy briefs are available on topics like the environment, labor, migration, politics, issues, and impact of globalization. A series of books are also available for purchase.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2014

Public Citizen: Global Trade Watch

Global Trade Watch is a division of Public Citizen promoting democracy by challenging corporate globalization. The focus of the site is clearly one-sided but it does provide useful news on globalization as well as publications on trade agreements and government. Also featured are searchable trade databases that provide statistics about various fields such as manufacturing job losses, trade-related job losses, and more.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2014

The Economist - Globalization

The online edition of The Economist features a selection of articles from the current issue. Articles cover a wide range of international business issues affecting the world economy, including globalization. In this resource, the viewer is directed towards several articles that examine how globalization is affecting current markets, including why globalization has been beneficial or destructive in specific regions.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2014

The Globalist

The mission of the Globalist is to examine the impacts of globalization. It publishes a daily feature that looks at key issues emerging before the global community. Free registration is required to view materials more than three days old.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2014

The Guardian - Globalisation

The Guardian is an online world news source that provides information on topics that span from sports to environment. In this particular section, globalization is the main focus. Useful links, recent news stories, and blogs are available to website users to broaden their understanding of the meaning, history, causes, and effects of globalization.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2014

The Heritage Foundation: Enterprise and Free Markets

Enterprise and Free Markets provides facts, figures and talking points as well as articles on topics such as free trade and debt relief. The Heritage Foundation is a think tank encouraging conservative public policies centered on free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2014

Third World Network: Trade Issues/Rules and WTO

The Third World Network (TWN) is an independent organization associated with organizations focusing on matters pertaining to the Third World. This site provides articles on World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations and agreements as well as research on economic, environmental, and social topics. A series of books related to the TWN and WTO can also be ordered through the site.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2014

United Nations University: World Institute for Development Economics Research

The World Institute for Development Economics Research provides some events on globalization as well as research papers, lectures, discussion papers, and policy briefs, all of which are available in PDF format. This site also offers a round-table for professional interaction and advocates policies that result in fair sustainable growth.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2014

World Growth

World Growth is a non-profit advocacy and policy research organization created to balance the debate on globalization, trade, and sustainable development. The site includes news, issues, educational campaigns, and resources relevant to reducing poverty through globalization.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2014

World Policy Institute

The World Policy Institute is a think tank that identifies critical emerging global issues and aims to advocate for new global perspectives and innovative policy solutions. The website provides information on upcoming events, global news, blogs relating to world policy, and numerous journals. Current journals require a paid subscription, but old issues are free to read and downloadable in PDF format.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2014

World Trade Organization (WTO): Trade and Environment

Among the many resources the trade and environment section of the World Trade Organization (WTO) offers are an introductory document on trade and environment at the WTO, negotiations on trade and environment, and some provisions relating to the trade aspect of environmental issues. Videos, events, news, and other documents relating to globalization are posted and updated regularly by the website.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2014

Yale Center for the Study of Globalization

The Yale Center for the Study of Globalization is dedicated to evaluating and analyzing the effects of globalization on the world community. This site contains conference announcements, globalization focused events, and various news articles. It is also the home to Yale Global Online, an online magazine that serves as a resource for current events and international affairs.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 16, 2014

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