In the interest of bridging our current unit on stocks and scandals with our upcoming unit on globalization, this week's blog asks you to explore the concept of globalization through the lens of the global impact and underpinnings of the Enron scandal.
1. Read “What is Globalization” at http://www.globalization101.org/What_is_Globalization.html
Summarize what globalization means to you (based on the articles) and identify several potentially positive and negative effects of the growing trend of global interdependence.
* you may also want to read the hyperlink for “investment” and “international trade” for additional information
2. Next read the Nation article entitled “Enron’s Global Crusade”
Explain how globalization is related to the Enron scandal – even though it was a US based and traded company. Do you think the Enron case represents the positive or negative aspects of globalization? Explain.
For extra credit (10 points on a blog or test) summarize a RECENT article describing the impact of globalization on a modern company or industry. Be sure tp cite your article (author's last, first name, "Title of Article", Title of Page. Date Posted.
Your blog should be no fewer than 250 TYPED words. The extra credit should be a minimum of 150 words. Handwritten blogs will lose 10% of their grade. This assignment is due Tuesday, April 5 before class.
Reminder: Progress reports are due Thursday, so catch up with any missing work.