Nike Positive And Negative Effects Of Globalization

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The Promises and Perils of the Globalization of Nike Globalization involves global interaction and cooperation between individuals, corporations, countries and their governments. As demand for products grows and the technology it takes to improve the process by which products can be manufactured more cheaply grows, globalization grows as well. It is supported by advancements in technology. These changes can have both short-term and lasting effects on issues surrounding economics, politics, the environment, and human rights. Thanks to globalization, companies like Nike are able to transform themselves. In Nike’s case, from a small local company to a global sports shoe and apparel superpower and a globally-recognized brand. However, as Nike…show more content…
Positive and negative impacts of Nike’s strategy A positive impact of Nike’s offshoring strategy was that it allowed Nike to meet the growing market demand of its customers that resulted from global economic growth. It created convenience so customers in other parts of the world could easily acquire Nike’s products and increased customer satisfaction as a result. Moreover, their strategy had a positive impact on the quality of the products offered in various markets. Since labor in Asian markets was able and very willing to meet the quality standards of Nike’s demands in order to retain production contracts, they could meet the expectations that Nike customers presented (Locke, 2002). Unfortunately, the same factor that contributed to Nike’s exponential growth (low-cost labor and production) also contributed to hurting Nike’s public image as a leader in “athleticism, health and fitness, and innovative marketing and design” (Locke, 2002). Nike was criticized for unethical practices by their subcontractors, which included underpaid workers, poor working conditions, child labor, and abuse (Locke, 2002). Low wages in Indonesia were estimated to cover just “70% of the basic needs of one individual – let alone a family”. Their Korean counterparts were found to have followed similar practices in addition to verbal abuse of employees who did not meet production quotas (Locke, 2002). Child labor was a concern in Pakistan, where
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