Example Of Globalization

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The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines Globalization as “the development of an increasingly integrated global economy marked especially by free trade, free flow of capital, and the tapping of cheaper foreign labor markets”. In other words, developing and integrating an economy, often by using cheap foreign labor; it is also often associated with a free trade economy. You can find many examples in almost all areas of air travel - airplane production, airport development, finding routes and making maps, and air travel itself. Airplane production is a wonderful example of globalization. All the biggest companies are based in different parts of the world. To name a few, Boeing and Cessna are both based in the US, while Airbus is based in the EU, and Pilatus is based in Switzerland. Despite these airplanes being constructed in different countries, they are hugely popular in the US, and all over the world. These aircraft are integrated in many different cultures, and are a great example of globalization. Matthew A. Zook and Stanley D. Brunn wrote an article describing how the globalization of air travel affects different things for airliners. According to said article, “questions of cost and time distance have long been of interest to geographers and have become a more central concern as globalization advances.” Zook et al claims that geographers are concerned that globalization will raise the cost and time of air travel. However, there are also good outcomes of the
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