Tag Archives: Globalisation

Theoretical Analysis of Globalisation and Corporate Performance in Chemical Industry: The Mediating Role of Corporate Governance (Published)

Good corporate governance practice is a major yardstick for standardizing business practices in the midst of a high rate of diversities and inconsistencies in global business practices. Industries are operating in a global business environment that is deeply embedded in interdependency, and is being subjected to good corporate governance requirements. In this sense, the paper examined the definitions of corporate governance, its principles and control mechanisms. It also focused on the phenomenon of globalization and links it with good corporate governance principles that can promote values in the area of code of conduct in supporting excellence and the creation of an ethical culture in the industry.  The study suggested a framework for chemical industries for enhanced performance and their continuous growth and development of industries.  It is concluded that globalization is a phenomenon that has assumed a new proportion in present day global political economy for which companies must equip and package themselves effectively and thoroughly to face their challenges in the 21st century. In recommendation, managers of industries must strictly follow principles/regulations of corporate governance in a global economy.

Keywords: Business Environment, Companies, Corporate Governance, Globalisation

Globalization and Its Influence on the Production and Development of Education Policy (Published)

Globalisation is one of the most powerful facets by being witnessed in the world which would affect the education policy. Educational practices, structure, and policies across the globe have been affected as a result of globalization irrespective of the different experiences such as cultural, technological, political, and economic forces. The review and analysis conducted in regard to educational policy, aim of this paper determining how Hong Kong’s education policy has been affected as a result of globalisation. The reviews have documented effectiveness and efficiency of the pedagogy systems of various schools has also increased as a result of globalization, apart from playing a role in entirely transforming educational policy. It concluded that the marketization, privatization and commercialization may affect educational policy and planning in Hong Kong by drawing on education policy of pre-primary education voucher scheme. Due to globalisation, there is always a need for nation-states to reform the educational systems and services in response to globalisation.

Keywords: Cultural Imperialism, Education Policy, Globalisation, Marketization, Primary Education, Privatization

Globalizing Business Education Curriculum Experiences in Nigeria Higher Education for Enhanced Students’ Employability (Published)

The growing challenges of globalisation, internationalization and labour market are pushing universities to rethink their curriculum learning experiences in developing economies. Hence the study seeks ways to strengthen the business education curriculum learning experiences in order to improve creativity and innovative capacities of students in knowledge – based economy. The survey study used 120 business educators involve in curriculum planning and design from four selected universities in the Niger Delta States. Internal consistency of the measured scale was determined by using split-half method correlated with coefficient alpha to obtain 0.75. Quantitative data analysed using descriptive statistics revealed the need to expose the students to multi-cultural environments, critical and analytical perspectives of global economic opportunities, and entrepreneurial skills that can help them function actively in domestic and international business environments. In conclusion, the paper charged stakeholders to incorporate into the business education programs global practices to enrich students’ employability status.

Keywords: Curriculum Experiences, Employability, Globalisation, Internationalization

Globalisation, Nepad, Fundamental Human Rights, South African and Continental Development (Published)

This paper emanates from the authors’ interests in the value of globalisation and human rights and interrogates and explores the theme of economic globalisation in Africa. In exploring globalisation and its impacts the issues are how to tackle the challenges of globalisation and international trade, and how we can ensure domestic growth and development in South Africa and the continent. The focus of analysis is the literature that was reviewed. It demonstrates that while globalisation facilitates growth and prosperity for developed nations, it prejudices Africa’s poor. There is an increasing belief that economic globalisation increases inequality as well as poverty in the world. The clear pauperisation of many nations, especially African nations, continues, and it appears as if there are no alternatives, even when indigenous governments are considered to be in full control of their national affairs and NEPAD is involved. The effect of the role of NEPAD in African development is questionable. A human rights approach is non-negotiable and the challenges posed by international trade, including the positive and negative, cannot be ignored if Africa is to rise from its poor past. One of the main issues is how to tackle the challenges of globalisation and international trade, and how we can ensure domestic growth and development in South Africa, for example. Economic globalisation has resulted in a “race to the bottom” in terms of workers’ rights, wages, environmental standards, and child labour. The findings indicate that, ultimately, the nations of Africa that will be successful will be those which are willing to make and take informed decisions concerning their own affairs that are grounded on their own unique realities and strategic objectives for growth, and not those of external players.

Keywords: African Development, Globalisation, Human Rights, NEPAD, Sustainability