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History of Globalization?
Who can give an overview of the history of globalization... thanks...

History of Globalization
Benedict Omuya ODIGO, Nigeria, Member
Thomas L. Friedman ("It's a Flat World, After All", New York Times Magazine; Apr 3, 2005) divides the history of globalization into three periods:
Globalization 1 (1492–1800): globalization of countries,
Globalization 2 (1800–2000): globalization of companies,
Globalization 3 (2000–present): globalization of individuals.

Wikipedia distinguishes:
1 Archaic globalization
2 Proto-globalization
3 Modern globalization
4 Aftermath of World-War I: Collapse of globalization
5 Post-World War II: Globalization resurgent.

Prospects of Globalization
Sandip Pandya
If you compare the current business scenario world-wide with the situation just a decade ago, one can visualize or experience the effect of globalization in terms of improved communication networks and access of information, acceptance of adaptable business cultures, optimization of resources including for material and services, etc.
Without globalization these changes would not have been so big.
The process of globalization is going to continue, but major differences will continue to exist.

Globalisation History and Prospects
Glen Mokwena, Entrepreneur, South Africa, Member
The world economy was stabilising in the '60's I think, and not in crisis... This was due to the recovery process (the Marshall plan) from the last world war. Perhaps even a mark of "sophisticated" intervention by aristocrats of the time compared to the more recent rescue plans of the recent world economic melt-down and the doing of their ilk in the Lechman debacle, et al...
Is it not conceivable that globalisation had its seminal years since the time of Ghengis Khan, going through the slave trade and colonialist expansion periods afterwards? The industrial revolution, spurred also by the wars, was part of the same old same. What we call globalisation today is hardly new...

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