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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 pertaining to various different sectors. The site also offers analysis of news events, videos, and tools for teachers interested in globalization.
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.
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.
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 and trade, human rights, global governance, etc.
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.
Created in 2001 at the Nottingham School of Economics, the Nottingham Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy (GEP) supports research that is scientific and concentrated on policy. A series of research papers covering globalization and trade issues can be downloaded in PDF from this site.
NOW Politics and Economy provided by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) presents 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Third World Network (TWN) is an independent organization associated with organizations focusing on matters pertaining to the third world. The "Trade Issues/Rules and WTO" section 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.
The World Institute for Development Economics Research provides users with events on globalization as well as research papers, lectures, discussion papers, and policy briefs, all of which are available in PDF. This site also offers a round-table for professional interaction and advocates policies that result in fair sustainable growth.
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.
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.
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.