Managing Globalization

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Managing Globalization

Notes based on Managing Globalization in the age of Interdependence,
published 1995 by Pfeiffer & Company, San Diego, CA.

Introductory Quotation:

"In Managing Globalization in the Age of Interdependence, best-selling
author George C. Lodge, Jaime and Josefina Chua Tiampo Professor of Business
Administration at the Harvard Business School, tackles an issue of worldwide
proportions - the tensions created by globalization, the growing interdependence
of the earth\'s 5.5 billion people.
Globalization is the process forced by global flows of people,
information, trade, and capital. It is accelerated by technology, potentially
harmful to the environment - and at the present, driven by only a few hundred
multinational corporations. Lodge describes and analyzes the process on a truly
global level, looking at the relationships among the world\'s economic,
technological, political, and cultural aspects to provide more realistic
insights than purely management-based books on the subject.
Business in tandem with government must develop safe new institutions to
manage global tensions. And communitarianism, or collective leadership among the
world\'s peoples, he says, is the challenge of globalization."


"Globalization is a fact and a process. The fact is that the world\'s
people and nations are more interdependent than ever before and becoming more so.
The measures of interdependence are global flows of such things as trade,
investment, and capital, and the related degradation of the ecosystem on which
all life depends, a degradation that constantly reminds us that we are all
passengers on a spaceship, or, more ominously, a lifeboat" (p. XI)
"Globalization is a promise of efficiency in spreading the good things
of life to those who lack them. It is also a menace to those who are left behind,
excluded from its benefits. It means convergence and integration; it also means
conflict and disintegration. It is upsetting old ways, and challenging cultures,
religions, and systems of belief." (p. XI)
"In spite of many variations and differences, an ideological framework
can be composed so that globalization may serve the cause of humanity." (p. XV)


The book is written in 5 chapters: The Phenomenon of Globalization, The
Collapse of the Old Paradigm, Global Leadership, The Basis for Global Consensus
and World Ideology: Variations on a Communitarian Theme.


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