The Measurement of Globalisation



Globalisation has become to be far more than a social commentator’s buzzword in contemporary times. Consequently, the measurement of globalisation is now of central concern, whether for academe, business, the mass and specialised media or policy circles. In business, globalisation measures or indices can be employed for gaining insight into the investment climate, the current developments of growth and for an understanding of the international business environment. For the media, an index can be the subject of a short news item or a feature article. It can also serve as an illustration for news coverage on related topics, such as technological developments. For policy-makers, globalisation measures provide a world perspective within which policy initiatives will be operational.


Foreign Direct Investment Globalisation Index Tariff Rate Political Integration Political Globalisation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ETH Zurich, KOF Swiss Economic InstituteZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.GDC, Bond UniversityGold CoastAustralia
  3. 3.ICIS, Maastricht UniversityMaastrichtThe Netherlands

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