In recent years we have seen the rise of global environmental problems, especially those dealing with the degradation of the global atmosphere. In these cases, it is as if all the nations of the world are using the global atmosphere for a waste disposal for their enormous emissions from production. This is important because the atmosphere does not have imaginary borders like countries, it belongs to everyone. In this paper, discussed are the following topics: The Global Environment; why firms globalize; the Complexity of the global environment; Control problems of the global firm, and Global strategic planning & Completive strategies for firms in foreign markets.
ThÃÂµ Global EnvironmentGlobal EnvironmentAs humans living on this earth, we all need to play our part in conserving and protecting our global environment. This involves: minimizing thÃÂµ competition by people for space and resources, promoting sustainable development and maintaining biodiversity.
ThÃÂµ competition for space and resources has resulted in deforestation, thÃÂµ ruining ÃÂ¾f sand dunes and overall thÃÂµ destruction ÃÂ¾f habitats.
For example thÃÂµ clearing ÃÂ¾f land for raising livestock is ÃÂ° major cause ÃÂ¾f deforestation, in Costa Rica and Panama, 70 per cent ÃÂ¾f land has been cleared for pasture. This is ÃÂ° good example ÃÂ¾f humans clearing habitats for our own use (Prahalad, 1987). Where land has been often untouched and in ÃÂ° good position, development sites will pop up there. They are an ugly, cost reducing way to build houses, and may cause habitat destruction.
We also need to preserve environments for future, sustaining our resources. Sustainable development is development that meets thÃÂµ needs ÃÂ¾f thÃÂµ present without compromising thÃÂµ ability ÃÂ¾f future generations to meet their own needs. This may mean using unleaded petrol or consuming less energy. An international assessment concluded that ÃÂ° warming ÃÂ¾f 1.5 to...