Published by the BBC, this collection of lectures by Professor Anthony Giddens, director of the London School of Economics, focuses on globalization. Lectures from Asia, Europe, and North America are available in text, video, and audio formats.
The Center for Global Development provides working papers, articles, blog posts, and multimedia covering 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 various development issues. Resource guide topics range from agriculture, aid, finance policy, globalization, education, trade policy, etc. 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 critical drivers for a successful global strategy; and the four fundamental 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 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.
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, its 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. It is an anti-globalization institution, and the website content reflects this view. This site offers news, a bimonthly newsletter, publications, podcasts, videos, and case studies. Also available is 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 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,”; however, 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 industrial 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 the 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.
The Hinrich Foundation is a website with many articles and videos for businesses and academics. The site offers stories on trending global topics, international trade, and globalization. Fundamentals of global trade rules, trade agreements, and negotiations are also offered on the site for educators and students.
This site provides a guide to globalizing your e-business by IBM. While the site is created for selling IBM’s solutions, there are also numerous valuable articles and guides. A globalization topics page introduces many resources regarding globalization, including information on the many scripts and languages used worldwide. A design guideline 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 to encourage sustainable development growth to reduce poverty. The research revolves around the following topics: Asian drivers, trade, value chains, and macro-finance. IDS contains a database for research done by the institute and various 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 on development and globalization. Users may search for news based on 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 analyses and critiques economic globalization’s cultural, social, political, and environmental impacts. The site introduces two IFG programs and contains free publications for users to download.
Created in 2001 at the Nottingham School of Economics, the Nottingham Centre for Research on Globalization and Economic Policy (GEP) supports scientific research 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 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 about related subjects.
The Peterson Institute of International Economics (IIE) is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution devoted to studying 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 the 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 site’s focus is clearly one-sided, but it provides useful news on globalization and 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 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 toward several articles examining how globalization affects 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 discussing 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 ranging from sports to the 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 globalization's meaning, history, causes, and effects.
Enterprise and Free Markets provides facts, figures, talking points, and 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 about the third world. The “Trade Issues/Rules and WTO” section provides articles on World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations and agreements and 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 and research papers, lectures, discussion papers, and policy briefs, all 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 is 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.