The Consequences of Globalization in Australia

1293 Words Feb 18th, 2018 5 Pages
Much discussion has been conducted on the topic of globalisation of the world of economy. Globalisation may be defined as the increasing economic and financial integration of economies on a global scale. Factors enabling globalisation include the change in technology which is the socialised knowledge of producing goods and services, as well as the reduction in the protection of the world economy such as the successive reduction in trade barriers since the Second World War. Consequences that arise as a result of Globalisation are known to be both positive and negative. One consequence faced by Australian businesses and industries is the aggravation of unemployment. Another is competition, in which demand and supply are balanced out by a regulatory function when businesses challenge each other by offering the best price, quality and service of their ability. A change in technology has been a main facilitator and driving force of most of the globalisation processes. Improvements in the capacity to produce have been made applicable through technology. The spread and speed of knowledge transfer and communication have increased, meaning that Australian businesses are able to market products at a cheaper price and be exposed to a global market to compete. This is because it is a requirement for producing goods such as clothes and cars, as well as services such as banking and security. Technologically, most…
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