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The World Economy & De-globalization

What this could mean for associations

As first-world explorers embarked on their global trade discoveries and conquests, it is likely no one considered the long-term implications of what became a closely interconnected world. From grueling ship voyages, we can now (fairly) easily traverse the globe and sample international cuisine in our backyard. You can also now buy your Venti Mocha Frappuccino in 80 countries and a Big Mac in more than 100 countries.

Globalization affects nearly every industry and sector, from lumber grown in Northern Europe that is used to build houses in the U.S., cotton grown in India used in clothing that ends up on shelves in South America, and rice and soybeans grown in the U.S. that eventually make their way to kitchen tables throughout Asia.

In addition, behind every successful global profession and industry are associations that have embarked on their globalization journey to support their respective sectors, developing robust offerings centered on education, knowledge resources and community engagement.

Please select this link to read the complete article from ASAE’s Center for Association Leadership.

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