Globalization and Its Effects

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Globalisation and Its Effects Defining Globalisation What differentiates the depth and pervasiveness of globalisation in this century compared to previous is the acceleration of cultural issues driven by rapidly changing technologies that impact international trade agreements (Vitell, Nwachukwu, Barnes, 1993). Time is literally compressed to a level never before seen before in globalisation of previous centuries, with drastic impacts on international trade and corresponding management practices. Trade is now much more transactionally-driven and more focused on measurable results in near real-time increments. The transition of commerce from being longer in sales and service cycles to being nearly real time today has major implications on cultural boundaries of communication as well (Hofstede, Jonker, Verwaart, 2012). Globalisation is forcing people together into virtual teams from widely divergent cultures, accelerating assimilation and the need to produce results as shared teams quickly (Hofstede, Jonker, Verwaart, 2012). All of these factors combined are also leading to an entirely different series of assumptions as to how globally-based teams are managed and work together, compensating for wide divergences in cultures, values and expectations (Hofstede, McCrae, 2004). International trade issues The balance of trade between nations forces respective governments ti ether open or close their borders to trading partners. This has an immediate effect on the
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