Global Business in 2020: The Roles of the US and UK Thinking back just twelve years ago the internet was in its infant stages as personal computers became mainstream. Nobody knew the extent to the effect that would have on globalization or how it would begin to connect the world. That’s why it is so hard to imagine what the world is going to be like in 12 years. There is so much room for change and as the world economies begin to work closer together and the rules and regulations continue to change. Today, borders and barriers are being torn down to make way for a truly global market place. This is and will continue to create even greater competition and hopefully better products and ideas. With all of this change there will be many questions regarding how things should or should not be regulated. Representing two of the largest and most well known economies, the United States and the United Kingdom will each have a role in shaping the future. For the US, it will be an interesting line to walk between looking out for its own benefit while truly opening up markets and improving conditions throughout the world. For the UK it will be asserting is financial markets and institutions and leading the world on intellectual property. Before discussing the individual roles of the UK and the US in 2020 let’s start by looking at the global economy as a whole. There are basically four globalization scenarios that could play out leading up to 2020. The first is called controlled globalization and assumes that things will continue to progress as they are now. Markets and trading will continue to become more liberalized as countries become less fearful of major security issues and lose some of their protectionist views. This situation requires no major setbacks such as the September 11th attacks or a major economic crisis similar to what happened in Asia in 1997. The second scenario is globalization in retreat. Under this scenario fears about technological security, job loss, terrorism, or a global epidemic (avian flu) would keep countries from embracing globalization. The global market place would continue to expand but not at it’s full potential. A third scenario is called globalization sunk in which the globalization movement would actually move backward. History demonstrates this with the economies before and after World War I. Prior to the war there was a large level of international trade of goods and capital with little barriers on trade or immigration. After WWI, protectionism dominated the cultures and international advances across technology, trade, investment, and immigration were all in retreat. Although this is unlikely, a large scale war could cause much of the same things to happen. The hardest hit countries would be the developing nations. A final situation could be globalization unbound. This would involve trade barriers basically being dismantled, technology and knowledge flowing freely between nations. Financial markets would become almost completely integrated and the result would be increased competition across all countries with the poor developing nations standing to grow substantially. Although no one can guess which situation the world will actually be in 2020, it can be said that the UK and the US will play major roles in which path is taken. Both countries have a lot to hold on to but they can also not afford a fully protectionist path either. If the markets were completely opened the US and the UK would not be able to compete with developing countries for production jobs. As industrialized countries there are too many rules and regulations designed to protect the pay of workers. A majority of these jobs would go overseas. Even without complete open markets this situation is still going to happen to some extent. It’s one way in which developing countries can begin to close the gap with giants like the US and the UK. Much of the leaders in US and UK realize this and…
scientific education was deficient and, therefore, problematic for the development of industry?
3) LABOUR PRODUCTIVITY/CROSS-COUNRTY INDUSTRY SPECIALISATION
Stephen Broadberry has attributed long-term differences in labour productivity between the UK, USA and Germany over the period 1870-1914 to relative performances in their service sectors.
(a) How did Britain’s performance in this sector compare with that of her competitors during this period?
(b) Can the origins of Britain’s long-term decline…
classification of accounting systems has become irrelevant because of international harmonization efforts.
Let us remind that IASC was replaced in 2001 by IASB (International Accounting Standards Board).
We are going to start this paper with the different classification researches, taking for example Hofstede and Gray’s studies. Then we will draw the main differences between GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) and IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards).
We will also speak about…
* Polycentric studies
* Synergistic studies
PAROCHIAL STUDY: This is a study used by a researcher to study organizations within its own country.
ETHNOCENTRIC STUDY: This is a study whereby the researches performed by US management are replicated in other countries.
POLYCENTRIC STUDY: This study is used to depict, clarify and interpret managerial patterns in other countries.
SYNERGISTIC STUDY: This kind of study makes use of cross-cultural correlation and divergences…
Lee, Stephen (2008). An Introduction to Mathematics for Engineers - Mechanics,
Hodder Education, London.
The International System of Units – SI units
The base units (7 in total) we will be mainly dealing with in Dynamics are:
mass…………. kilogram… kg
The kilogram is the unit of mass; it is equal to the mass of the international
prototype of the kilogram.
The metre is the length of the path travelled by light in vacuum during a time
creation of the modern foreign exchange market, or FOREX, was set in motion.
In 1944, the Bretton Woods Accord was created in order to create a stable international monetary environment, which then made the US dollar become the benchmark currency rather than gold. To its demise, it ultimately achieved its goal and was abandoned by 1971 when the US dollar as no longer able to be converted into gold. This was due to former President Nixon's suspension of the gold convertibility.
Set out a clear summary of key changes relating to global foreign direct investment and international production in 2014 over the previous year. You should include an accurate description of salient trends in the data e.g. Greenfield investment and cross border M&A. (Word-guidance 750).
FDI by Geography
FDI inflows are the value of inward direct investment. Global inflows have had a 9% increase in 2013 which shows increase in economic activity throughout the world. Figure 1 shows…
the “master the internet” programme: GCHQ intercepts and stores the vast amounts of data flowing in and out of the UK via the undersea fibre-optic cables that are the veins of the World Wide Web.
Tempora, part of the “master the internet” programme
Bullrun and Edgehill
Cyberwar, espionage and collusion
These firms called for “wide-scale changes” to US government surveillance based on five principles for reform:
“sensible limitations” on government collection of information…
is used by BCCI i.e. Board of Control for Cricket in India in conducting the international event IPL i.e. Indian Premiere League. BCCI i.e. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), headquartered at Mumbai, is the national governing body for all cricket in India. It's not the apex governing body in India.
The project includes study of various issues that have to be taken care of while managing an international event like IPL. It is very necessary to scrutinize various elements like the organizational…
corporations in which influences our daily lives. Many stakeholders are being influence by the company’s decision. It encompasses the direction in which the company is going to and provides a safeguard to the failure of the company. For example, the UK government has bailout and nationalized banks in Halifax, Lloyds TSB, and RBS. (Telegraph, 2008) This may have been a failure of corporate governance. Corporate governance is the “system of rules, practices and process by which a company is directed…
Revisionist Historians say:
-Since the beginning of US, people and communities
1. Sought to get territory
2. Subject people that stood their way
3. Claimed land and power for themselves
-Geographically on a map, one can see a westward, southward, northward territorial control
-American growth spreading into Germany and Japan
They have an empire & It is a good thing
-American provides strength and stability, saves international system from anarchy (chaotic state of fighting…