Economics Essay Examples

Fordist society

Our society has been changing all the time, bases on the fundamental innovations occurred at workplaces. Since 1970s, the UK society has been undergoing significant changes in many aspects, moving forward from a traditional industrialized society. As an important part of this process, methods of organizing production are also changing considerably. From a Fordist society […]

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What do sociologists mean by the term ‘globalization’ and how have they tried to explain it

Globalisation is one of the hottest debates in sociology today. There are numerous factors that could be considered within this essay, the rise of ‘global media’ the advancement of technology and the effects of ‘Americanisation’ or western ‘cultural imperialism’, to name a few. Instead this essay will first explore the two main arguments central to […]

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On And Their Citizens And For

In today’s society it is hard to imagine going to work for very little wages, or even sending a child out to work. Imagine having to work in really poor conditions and every day is a health and safety hazard. Well, unfortunately these are daily routines for those who work in some transnational corporations (TNCs). […]

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Post-Fordist Era

Henry Ford founded the Ford Motor Company in 1903 during a period of time in the USA of rapid industrialisation. It was within these years (1880-1910) that large organisations were produced, and Henry Ford’s motor company was one of them. In 1908 the company initiated the production of the Model-T, of which the company sold […]

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Post-Fordism: Examine its relevance and impact on work and society as a whole

In this essay I intend to tackle the relevance, and indeed potential existence of Post-Fordism and its impact on work processes and society as a whole. The potential movement from a Fordist environment to a Post-Fordist social atmosphere and the economic changes accompanying this movement need to be scrutinised and clarified. I will engage with […]

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The Positive and Negative Effects of Globalisation on China

The combination method of local economics, civilisation and sophistication through the worldwide system of communication, transportation and trade is known as globalisation. The combination of the local economy to the foreign economy through different activities such as international trade, investment, international migration and the expansion of new innovation which are related to economic globalisation. It […]

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India: Current Economic Reforms and its impact on Credit ratings

Indian government is pushed into dark corners from all sides. Policy paralysis, rising food prices and inflation are creating huge unrest among the general public. The corporate sector too is not happy with the way the government is functioning. Global rating agencies like the Standard and Poor’s and the Moody’s have downgraded India’s credit rating […]

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Critue of Porter’s national diamond in his 1990s book Competitive Advantage of Nations

Severe critiques (Krugman, 1994, Rugman et al. 1992, Reich, 1990) have been made to the concept of national “diamond”, developed by Porter in his 1990’s book “Competitive Advantage of Nations” (CAN). The model attempts to explain how nations gain and sustain competitive advantage. Although Porter’s book was groundbreaking (Grant, 1991), and had a major impact […]

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The key indicators of the macroeconomic environment

Whilst the majority of producers and consumers make choices that shape up the economy, it is the government’s actions that influence policies and it is the policies that endeavour to guide decisions and achieve rational outcomes. The government’s manipulation of policies leads to the topic of macroeconomics where it is concerned with the economy as […]

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Is Hosting the London 2012 Olympics a beneficial choice for the UK Economy

The Olympics games is coming to London from 27th June (Opening ceremony) right up until 9th September (Paralympic games closing ceremony). Such a big event will bring a vast amount of sporting luxuries to the residents of England and especially London. The competitiveness, fellowship and support that Olympic Games boast will definitely light up the […]

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A Description of The Carajas Project

In the hills of the Carajas in South East Amazonia, in Brazil there are huge deposits of high-grade iron and other minerals. The amount of iron found is the most that has ever been found in the world, an estimated 18 billion tones. To make the most of this huge and profitable resource, the government […]

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Public Accountability and Transparency: The Imperatives of Good Governance

Madhav Godbole’s book, ‘Public accountability and transparency: the imperatives of good governance’ deals with the contemporary political, administrative, social scenario in the country. It also addresses the issues relating to the largely untouched areas of judiciary, media and corporate governance. It presents a well documented analysis of the current milieu and all agencies involved in […]

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The In Terms Of Greater Interdependence And Integration

The aim of this essay is to discuss to what extent the traditionalist interpretation of the above statement, which refers to economic globalization, is convincing. This essay will begin by providing a brief outline of the traditionalist, globalist and tranformationalists perspectives on economic globalization. It will then proceed by focusing on the traditionalists argument and […]

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A Compensation System for Eastern Europe

The compensation system in East European countries has been framed by the central planning economy until recently. It means that the companies and its people in this region lack the skills and knowledge of how to work in the highly competitive, fast-changing environment. The free market brought the new system of values and beliefs. This […]

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The Governmental Response As Well As Its Effects

I. IntroductionThailand is a country that has been plagued by political as well as economic instability and failure throughout its tenure as an independent nation (Samudavanija 340). Thailand had a booming second half of the nineteenth century from an economic standpoint, despite the rapid succession and instability of military and attempted democratic rule. During the […]

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O Of Any Investment Decision A Business Makes

Businesses make a variety of decisions everyday ranging throughout each part of the firm, such as how much stock to order, to whether or not to employ extra staff. Decision making is an integral part of the everyday business world. Managers will be making decisions throughout their working day, and the types of decision will […]

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Lost in the Global Shopping Mall

“When our cultural voice goes, our independent critical, political voice is silenced as well. “1 There is an ongoing argument in this country that free trade is in some way changing our country’s values and perspectives in terms of economic policy and social awareness. Along with this argument, there is a feeling that because of […]

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Global food system

Anti-globalisation protests from Uruguay to Seattle, widespread concern for the environment, almost daily news items on food-related health issues and the plight of the developing world, coupled with the multitude of authors who have published volumes critiquing the global food system suggest that there may be valid grounds for criticising the food system in existence […]

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Anti-Globalisation Movement

Globalization is the buzzword of today’s life. Almost everything is getting global – business corporations, markets, investors and the elites. The concept emulates beautiful catchwords like ‘global village’, ‘internationalism’, ‘interdependence’, ‘interconnectedness’, ‘free trade’, ‘competitive economies’, ‘transfer of technology to the poor’, etc. This is one side of the story.On the other hand, globalization also creates […]

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The United Nations: Conflict and Negotiation In the Global Community

The United Nations (UN), (1) like its precursor the League of Nations, was established after a devastating World War in order to promote cooperation, peace, and security among countries. UN members are sovereign nations – the organization is not a world government and does not make laws. On October 24, 1945 the UN officially came […]

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Structural adjustment Programs and their effects on global migration

Structural adjustment Programs, also known as SAPs, are like financial aid programs that are issued by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) or World Bank (WB) which are intended to put developing countries on the same level of playing field with the global economy so that they could repay their loans. The system is supposed to […]

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Globalisation in India

India is a large, newly industrialised South Asian nation with a population of 1. 15 billion. Following India’s independence from the British Empire in 1947, its leaders adopted socialist inspired politics, as they blamed extensive regulation, public ownership and government intervention for India’s low level of economic growth. However, after the liberalisation of the economy […]

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