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Globalisation by Mind Map: Globalisation
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Process by which people, their ideas and their activities in different parts of the world become interconnected or integrated


Developments in transportation and communications

Transnational Corporations (TNCs)



Increase awareness of environmental management, Countries are aware that sustainable development is KEY to further growth., When environment is well preserved, future generations can continue to use the resources to generate income and hence be able to continue high standards of living, Conservation & Finding alternative energy sources (wind, solar and geothermal etc. ), Singapore's average household income increased from $5170 in 2004 to $5400 in 2005

Improvement in standard of living, Foreign revenue will earn more revenue to be used by government for education, health, defence, housing and transportation

Increased awareness of foreign culture, Learn about history, culture and way of life of people around the world, Surfing the Internet and watching foreign movies about Maori tribe in New Zealand etc.

New business opportunities, Increase competition among nations, Encourages nations to seek improvement and development, Increased exports

Attract foreign investments into their own nations, Singapore VS Malaysia, Singapore is one of world's busiest container ports., Malaysia developed rival port and offer cheaper rates than Singapore and is more flexible in its operations

Stabilize or expand sinking business, Indian industrialists who have so far failed to invest in research and development and are losing the battle for market share are also becoming amenable to globalization in the fond hope of partnering with an MNC

Small countries get to wield considerable authority on account of their financial clout, India, Their voices are far more likely to be heard in the Indian media, and they are much more likely to be able to influence important political decisions in the country., Because of their familiarity with English, and privileged access to major media outlets and institutions of higher learning, they are taken to be more credible, and are thus able to exercise tremendous influence on public policy.


Environment degradation, Deforestation and related problems, Rainforests cut down to make way for development of industries, agriculture, housing and transportation, Global warming, Emission of large quantities of greenhouse gases by modes of transportation, Soil erosion, extinction of flora and fauna, increase in flooding and haze, Three Gorges Project in China of building a dam across the Yangtze River

Loss of local culture, Global brands dominate the consumer market in developing countries causing the corporations to create a largely homogeneous culture across the world, Starbucks, McDonald's etc., Spread of pop culture across the globe and thus influencing the youths negatively to lose interest in local culture., MTV, Hollywood movies

Widening income gap between rich and poor, Developed countries are able to draw investments, skilled people and resources away from poor areas and relocate in other regions that benefit them, Earn a lot of revenue, Developing countries face trade restriction put up by developed countries, Not capable of producing better quality goods that fetch higher prices than the developed countries do., Lowly-skilled workers who take up lowly-paid jobs who experience poor working and living conditions, Spread of diseases such as malaria and dengue fever among workers including their children, Level of productivity decreases

Decreased accessibility to social services, Healthcare etc

Social segregation and political shifts, Riots etc.