Unit 8 – Globalisation (‘New Language Leader’)

Interesting/Relevant Articles

What is Globalisation?:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/globalisation/globalisation_rev1.shtml

Global Organisations:

https://dus.psu.edu/global/learn/organizations.php

https://www.devex.com/news/top-global-development-organizations-the-devex-lists-75727

The global business person – secrets for success:

http://www.inc.com/graham-winfrey/the-most-important-work-skills-in-2020.html

http://old.goinglobal.com/hot_topics/sweden_hansson_global.asp

List of Multinational Companies (MNCs):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_multinational_corporations

The Big Mac Index aka ‘Burgernomics’

http://www.economist.com/content/big-mac-index

US-EU Bilateral Trade Deal 2015 / Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP):

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/feb/05/us-eu-trade-deal-the-guardian-briefing

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/18/us-trade-protests-germany-idUSKBN0N90LO20150418

Over population and Over consumption (in pictures):

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/gallery/2015/apr/01/over-population-over-consumption-in-pictures

Fashion Revolution – Who Made Your Clothes?:

http://fashionrevolution.org/about/mission/

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/fairtrade-partner-zone/fashion-revolution-day-industry-sustainable

The 2 Euro T-shirt – A social experiment:

Louboutins and Landfill: How to be a Sustainable Fashionista

Student Athletes against Nike 

http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/11/13/nike-georgetown?cmpid=tp-fb

Who Makes Your Toys? – the ‘Real Toy Story’ (photo gallery):

http://www.takepart.com/photos/china-toy-factory-michael-wolf?cmpid=tp-fb

A Conscious Consumer Guide:

https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/what-not-to-buy-a-conscious-consumers-guide/

Apple iPhone – Sweatshops in China 

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jun/18/foxconn-life-death-forbidden-city-longhua-suicide-apple-iphone-brian-merchant-one-device-extract?CMP=fb_gu

Global ‘100-year gap’ in education standards:

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-32397212

Abbreviations 

An abbreviation (from Latin brevis, meaning short) is a shortened form of a word or phrase. Usually, but not always, it consists of a letter or group of letters taken from the word or phrase.

Abbreviations in the Business World

  • CEO – Chief Executive Officer
  • CFO – Chief Financial Officer
  • CIO – Chief Information Officer
  • CMO – Chief Marketing Officer
  • COO – Chief Operating Officer
  • CPA – Certified Public Accountant
  • CTO – Chief Technology Officer
  • MD – Managing Director (UK)
  • VP – Vice-President
  • PA – Personal Assistant

Personnel & Organisation

  • HR – Human Resources
  • R & D – Research & Development
  • QC – Quality Control
  • PR – Public Relations
  • IT – Information Technology

Educational Qualifications

  • BA Hons. – Bachelor of Arts with Honours
  • BSc – Bachelor of Science
  • MA – Master of Arts
  • MBA – Master of Business Administration
  • PhD – Philosophiae Doctor (Doctor of Philosophy)

General Business terms

  • MNC – Multinational Corporation (e.g Adidas, Lufthansa)
  • AGM – Annual General Meeting
  • HQ – Headquarters

Ref: http://abbreviations.yourdictionary.com/articles/business-word-abbreviations.html

 

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