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2200.2008.Ch3Globalization

2200.2008.Ch3Globalization - Agenda Chapter 3 Globalization...

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1 © Stéphane Guerraz Langara OB2200 / 2008 Agenda Chapter 3 – Globalization Questions Globalization impact on BC Culture: what it is, how it matters Exercise
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2 © Stéphane Guerraz Langara OB2200 / 2008 Questions Please submit the info sheet and tell me… 1. Why does OB matter? 2. Describe the 4 levels of analysis in organizational behavior 3. What are the 4 functions of management? 4. Ch.3: What are some dimensions of a culture? 5. Ch.3: What are some of the consequences of globalization?
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3 © Stéphane Guerraz Langara OB2200 / 2008 Globalization and BC What global industries have an impact on BC?
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4 © Stéphane Guerraz Langara OB2200 / 2008 Globalization and BC What global industries have an impact on BC? Example of BC Imports Manufactured goods (e.g. cars) Food Financial services Oil Forestry Mining Oil & Gas Technology Biotech/Pharma Examples of BC Exports Where are the products you buy from?
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5 © Stéphane Guerraz Langara OB2200 / 2008 Global companies Why are companies, even small ones, operating worldwide? Client base scattered around the world (e.g. metals, IP) More than $400B in exports in a $1.2Trn economy Partnerships and JV (e.g. fuel cells development, carbon projects) Outsourcing of operations (e.g. banks) Suppliers (e.g. parts for mines) Regulations (e.g. fuel standards in California) Mergers and Acquisitions (e.g. Intrawest). Canadians had $358B in fixed assets outside of Canada in 2003 Talents found worldwide for a multicultural workforce Other reasons? Globalization = the growing worldwide interdependence of resources suppliers, product markets and business competition
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6 © Stéphane Guerraz Langara OB2200 / 2008 Global companies Some consequences of globalization 1. Constant movement of skills, investments, products and trends 2. Increasingly multicultural workforce 3. Regional economic alliances 4. Global quality standards (e.g. ISO, CERs for carbon credits)
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7 © Stéphane Guerraz Langara OB2200 / 2008 Regional Alliances Why do countries enter regional alliances? Examples of Regional Economic Alliances
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8 © Stéphane Guerraz Langara OB2200 / 2008 Regional Alliances Why do countries enter regional alliances? European Union: political structures, monetary union for some members 450M customers NAFTA: North American Free Trade Agreement CARICOM, Andean Pact, APEC: Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation Forum Examples of Regional Economic Alliances Why?
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9 © Stéphane Guerraz Langara OB2200 / 2008 Regional Alliances Why do countries enter regional alliances?
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