• Philipp AerniEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Economics book series (BRIEFSECONOMICS)


Apart from providing a basic outline of the book, this introductory chapter discusses the growing polarization in the public discourse on globalization. The discourse is characterized by the bipolar framing of ‘global business’ versus ‘local culture’. It provides meaning and orientation in affluent societies but may not be helpful in efforts to promote inclusive and sustainable growth in low-income countries.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CCRS) at the University of ZurichZürichSwitzerland

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