Globalizing Customer Solutions: The Enlightened Confluence of Technology, Innovation, Trade, and Investment

Globalizing Customer Solutions: The Enlightened Confluence of Technology, Innovation, Trade, and Investment

by Edmund B. Fitzgerald
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275970736

ISBN-13: 9780275970734

Pub. Date: 08/30/2000

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

In the last half of the 20th Century, the world economy has benefited from a globalization process driven by the enlightened confluence of technology, innovation, trade, and foreign direct investment. This book broadens our understanding of that process. Opening with a review of current global economic metrics and the significant differences between advanced and

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In the last half of the 20th Century, the world economy has benefited from a globalization process driven by the enlightened confluence of technology, innovation, trade, and foreign direct investment. This book broadens our understanding of that process. Opening with a review of current global economic metrics and the significant differences between advanced and developing nations, the book goes on to discuss the globalization paradigm and the forces driving it. Discussing the importance of new ideas and new technology in continued economic growth, the volume shows how the protection of intellectual property encourages innovation. Also covering the evolution of international trade, the book reviews trade distortions from both external and internal sources, comparing trade on a multilateral, non-discriminatory basis with alternative trade practices, such as free trade and custom unions. The work also reviews the origins and functions of the new World Trade Organization.

Describing the rapidly growing practice of foreign direct investment, the book shows how FDI is closely linked to international trade and concludes with a review of the important function FDI can play in the bundling and delivery of the resources required for accelerated economic development of the emerging world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275970734
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/30/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction and the Global Economic Metrics

Globalization - The New Paradigm

Technology & Innovation

International Trade

Trade Distortions

Multilateral vs. Alternative Trade Practices

The World Trade Organization

Foreign Direct Investment

FDI, Who Needs It? Almost Everyone

FDI and Developing Nations/Risks & Jurisdictions

FDI and Developing Nations/Technology and Finance

FDI and Developing Nations/Linages and Patterns of Organization

Reflections

Index

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