Globalisation can be defined as the:
“… broadening, deepening and speeding up the world-wide interconnectedness in all aspects of life, from the cultural to the criminal, the financial to the environmental. At issue appears to be ‘a global shift’; that is, a world being moulded, by economic and technological forces, into a shared economic and political arena.” (Held, D. et al, 1999)
There is no doubt that globalisation has had a great impact all over the world – impacts that are often debated as to whether has been a positive or negative. You only have to take a quick look around the room you are currently sitting in to see the different examples of globalisation. From the clothes we wear, to the way we now communicate, globalisation is highly apparent. The positive impacts named often include creating a better economy, living standards have risen, and a greater cultural appreciation. On the other hand, loosing national integrity and mental pressures on companies have been labelled as negative impacts of globalisation.