End of the line: the rise and coming fall of the global corporation

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In September 1999, an earthquake devastated much of Taiwan, toppling buildings, knocking out electricity, and killing 2,500 people. Within days, factories as far away as California and Texas began to close. Cut off from their supplies of semiconductor chips, companies like Dell and Hewlett-Packard began to shutter assembly lines and send workers home. A disaster that only a decade earlier would have been mainly local in nature almost cascaded into a grave global crisis. The quake, in an instant, illustrated just how closely connected the world had become and just how radically different are the risks we all now face. End of the Lineis the first real anatomy of globalization. It is the story of how American corporations created a global production system by exploding the traditional factory and casting the pieces to dozens of points around the world. It is the story of how free trade has made American citizens come to depend on the good will of people in very different nations, in very different regions of the world. It is a story of how executives and entrepreneurs at such companies as General Electric, Cisco, Dell, Microsoft, and Flextronics adapted their companies to a world in which America's international policies were driven ever more by ideology rather than a focus on the long-term security and well-being of society. Politicians have long claimed that free trade creates wealth and fosters global stability. Yet Lynn argues that the exact opposite may increasingly be true, as the resulting global system becomes ever more vulnerable to terrorism, war, and the vagaries of nature. From a lucid explanation of outsourcing's true impact on American workers to an eye-opening analysis of the ideologies that shape free-market competition, Lynn charts a path between the extremes of left and right. He shows that globalization can be a great force for spreading prosperity and promoting peace--but only if we master its complexities and approach it in a way that protects and advances our national interest.
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subject_facet Contracting out, Contracting out -- United States, Globalization -- Economic aspects, Globalization -- Economic aspects -- United States, Globalization -- Social aspects, Globalization -- Social aspects -- United States, International business enterprises, International business enterprises -- United States, International economic relations, United States -- Foreign economic relations
title_display End of the line : the rise and coming fall of the global corporation
title_full End of the line : the rise and coming fall of the global corporation / Barry C. Lynn
title_short End of the line :
title_sub the rise and coming fall of the global corporation
topic_facet Contracting out, Economic aspects, Foreign economic relations, Globalization, International business enterprises, International economic relations, Social aspects