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Why Global Commitment Really Matters!
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October 2001
ISBN paper 0-88132-298-9
92 pp.

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Why Global Commitment Really Matters!


by Howard Lewis III and
J. David Richardson

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In this study Howard Lewis III and J. David Richardson explore the gains that workers, companies, and communities achieve from choosing to engage with the global economy. Why Global Commitment Really Matters! follows two earlier Institute publications that explored the benefits of exporting. This study summarizes new research on American importing, international investment, and technology transfers that shows similar benefits.All types of global commitment seem to generate greater productivity, higher pay, stronger growth, and better survival rates. These in turn rejuvenate entire industries and their workforces and communities as they allow better firms and jobs to supplant those with less desirable traits. Exports, imports, investment, and technology transfer form a family of global commitments that spawns a family of economic rewards. The study shows that exactly the same patterns are being discovered in similar new research abroad. Little of this new research has made its way into the mainstream of public debate over trade and economic policies.The authors supplement their research survey with profiles of real American exporters, importers, multinational companies, foreign affiliates, and technology partners. They also weigh criticisms and alternative interpretations of the research, and examine the problems of those left on the margins of the global economy.

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Preface

Acknowledgments

Summary 27.9KB

Overview 50.3KB

1. Introduction 81.7KB

2. The Globally Engaged Stand Tall: Firms, Workers, Communities 237.1KB

3. Yes, But Does Globalization Really Cause Any of This Stuff 138.5KB

4. But What About. . .? Complaints, Doubts, and Criticism 119.4KB

5. Policy Implications 31.8KB

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