Globalization in the Trump Era
— September 2, 2020
By Pankaj Ghemawat
A week after Donald Trump's inauguration, when the fear of a trade war was particularly great, the Economist headlined: "The Retreat of the Global Company". In this story, the British business magazine wrote that the biggest business idea of the past three decades was in enormous difficulty: size and arbitrage no longer offered a competitive advantage. Jeffrey Immelt, then Chairman and CEO of the American conglomerate GE, meanwhile spoke of a "bold turnaround" for his company - away from globalization and towards localization.
Read the full Harvard Business Manager article here.
Pankaj Ghemawat is Professor of Management and Strategy and Head of the Center for the Globalization of Education and Management