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3.1: The Globalization of Business

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    3987
  • Learning Objectives

    1. Explain why nations and companies participate in international trade.
    2. Describe the concepts of absolute and comparative advantage.
    3. Explain how trade between nations is measured.

    The globalization of business is bound to affect you. Not only will you buy products manufactured overseas, but it’s highly likely that you’ll meet and work with individuals from various countries and cultures as customers, suppliers, colleagues, employees, or employers. The bottom line is that the globalization of world commerce has an impact on all of us. Therefore, it makes sense to learn more about how globalization works.

    Figure 3.1

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    World commerce has become increasingly international, so understanding how global business works is key to a successful career.

    Richter Frank-Jurgen – Horasis Global China Business Meeting 2013 – CC BY-SA 2.0.