University of Leicester Effect of Coronavirus Pandemic on Globalization Questions
1. In this course we talked a great deal about globalization and how after a peak in in early 1900s the world entered a long stretch of several decades when globalization was in retreat. The 2 world wars and the cold war were hallmarks of this period. It ended after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. The subsequent decade was marked by a ‘return’ to globalization. Globalization was further threatened by the events of 911 in 2001 and the global financial crisis in 2008. In 2020 we are living though a ‘once in a century’ crisis with the spread of a global pandemic. What is your prediction for whether this will be a setback to globalization like the world experienced in the early 1900s, or not? Give your reasoning and any evidence you have to support your thesis.
2. What role is technology playing in the COVID crisis? What positives do you see in the role of technology and tech firms in dealing with the crisis? Do you see any negative (short-term or long-term) consequences?
[Skip the rather obvious – “I can keep in touch with my friends and family with Zoom” answer.]
3. What are the implications for Global Corporate Social Responsibility for corporations during and after the COVID crisis? [Again, please stay away from the obvious “this is a chance for them to step up to win the trust of their customers” responses]. Provide any facts or cases that support your points.
Please answer questions above and write about 3 single spaced pages in Times New Roman Font Size 12
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