The End of Globalization: Why Global Strategy Is a Myth & How to Profit from the Realities of Regional Markets
Alan M. RugmanISBN: 0814406386;
Globalization has been both lauded as a glorious solution to economic disparities and criticized as the malign cause of financial upheavals in developing nations. But, according to the noted economist and scholar Alan Rugman, globalization was never morethan a myth, and the controversies it has spurred are based on the fictions of a homogeneous marketplace. Instead, Rugman argues, international economic activity has been driven by just 500 multinational enterprises operating in the triad of North America, the European Union, and Japan. Neither globally monolithic nor politically powerful, these companies produce and distribute goods for highly competitive regional markets (for example, 90% of cars produced in Europe are sold in Europe). Scholarly and researched-based, yet eminently readable, The End of Globalization explores this new concept of multinational enterprises as regionally based and locally operated. And the book helps managers and executives develop...
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