Who should attend
Although there are no formal education or background requirements, this course is designed for executives who meet the criteria below. While we strongly encourage global participation, please note that all courses are taught in English. Proficiency in written and spoken English is required.
- Designed for professionals with 5+ years of work experience
- Ideal for executives working at companies impacted by globalization, individuals whose careers are influenced by global trends, or those who just want a better understanding of the global environment
- Intended for individuals who want to better understand the past, present and future of globalization; no specific training required
About the course
Over the past half-century, globalization has fostered an increasingly interconnected world. International trade and multinational corporations now play more than twice as large a role in the world economy as they did just a few decades ago. In 2019 alone, there was nearly $25 trillion in goods and services traded and more than $1.5 trillion in global corporate capital invested. Meanwhile, as we have entered the digital age, international data flows have skyrocketed, creating yet another means of enhancing global interconnectivity.
However, despite staggering advances along various dimensions, globalization is under threat. Present threats stem from populist/nationalist movements the world over; geo-political tensions between the world’s economic and military powers; concerns about job loss, social and economic inequalities, and environmental degradation; technological changes that could shift supply chains from foreign markets back to domestic markets; and the lingering effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the desire or the perceived need to engage in global exchange.
Combining lecture, discussion, and individual and group exercises, this short course addresses the prospects for globalization. Participants will learn about the past, present, and future of globalization, while developing the ability to strategically navigate a rapidly changing global landscape. Additionally, participants will focus on specific skills needed to manage globalization, especially given its likely trends. Participants will learn a variety of analytical frameworks related to globalization and apply the frameworks to future globalization challenges.
Globalization Definition and Frameworks
Gain an understanding of what globalization means and how to think about globalization in a broader context (i.e., its impact on you, on your work, on the world)
Globalization Statistics and Trends
Develop an appreciation for the past, present, and future of globalization, with an emphasis on separating fact from fiction
Learn about, and apply, an analytical framework to manage globalization’s challenges and opportunities
Session 1: Globalization at the Micro Level
- Definitions and frameworks
- Assessing your own personal globalization
- Comparing individual levels of globalization to the average level of globalization
Session 2: Globalization at the Macro Level
- Pre-program survey debrief
- Globalization: Separating fact from fiction
- The past, present, and future of globalization
- Threats to the globalization paradigm: Populism/nationalism, geo-political tensions, technological change, Covid-19
Session 3: Managing Globalization
- Globalization and institutional environments
- Managing cultural, political, and economic complexities associated with globalization
- Summary and key takeaways
Robert Salomon is an Associate Professor of International Management and a Faculty Scholar at the NYU Stern School of Business. He held previous appointments as the Daniel P. Paduano Faculty Fellow of Business and Ethics at NYU Stern, as a Visiting Professor at the IESE Business School in Spain, ...
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