The growth in trade between nations has contributed to lifting 3 billion people out of poverty over the past 50 years.Reducing tariff barriers, which makes it easier for nations to trade with each other, lifts the wealth of all nations by allowing them to concentrate on those where they have greatest expertise.Tariffs and other impediments have been gradually reduced under the auspices of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) in the period after the second world war.
A multi-national corporation may be able to fragment its production to take advantage of market conditions on a worldwide basis.
For example, it may be able to locate the labour-intensive part of its production process in countries with a relative abundance of labour in order to minimise costs on a global scale.
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It sounds like utopia but in his essay, South Africa-based Cameroonian thinker Achille Mbeme makes the realities of borders, restrictions and the right to move denied to most people in the world look far more surreal than the alternative. The paradox of a liberal vision is the promotion of freedom on the one hand and the suppression of people’s movement on the other.
This allows businesses to exercise power over suppliers and unit output costs can be reduced.
Global hotel chains such as Holiday Inn and Marriott are in a position to benefit from volume discounts from catering supply companies.INTRODUCTION Globalisation is the term used to describe the growing economic integration of the world's economy.It is suggested that as globalisation takes place, national economies are becoming integrated into a single 'global economy' with similar characteristics.At the heart of the case for globalisation is the argument that there are economies of scale to be reaped by expanding production that would not necessarily be available to it if it were confined to a domestic market.Businesses with a global presence are likely to enjoy a larger scale of operations, thereby allowing them to spread costs over a larger volume of output.The process is driven by technological advances and reductions in the costs of international transactions, as well as reductions in the costs of transportation.Certain factors have contributed to the growth of globalisation.There are interrelationships throughout the world between businesses, between consumers and between businesses and consumers.Decisions taken in one part of the world affect other parts.Mbembe identifies three freedoms in liberal thinking: freedom of movement, freedom of capital and freedom of services. Colonialism, Mbembe says, aimed to fully restrict any movement. Historically, not class struggle but migration has always been the defining catalyst of progressive change.Moving elsewhere is not an ambition – at the end of the day people dream of returning to where they come from, Mbembe argues.