Globalization Focus Group Exercise
The best interpretative metaphor to describe the outcome of my focus group is. Fire, it can do wonderful things. When handled with care and kept under a close and watchful eye it can make life better and easier than without it. However, when left unchecked, fire can grow to become out of control, and cause people and things to get burned and destroyed. Globalization is a lot like fire; it can help the world, but just as easily destroy it. Globalization knows no boundary, and is its own sovereign capitalistic epidemic; making it imperative that the first world take responsibility for keeping control of Globalization, and not allow it to destroy the social, political, and economic framework of the world.
In my focus group of 3 people I noticed that they all share similar stances on globalization and viewpoints of what the social, political and economic futures of what the world will look like. There was a unanimous belief that as the world continues to progress and develop there’s a forming ideology that the world is getting flatter. Ultimately meaning that it is getting easier and easier to share information, ideas, technology and resources across borders than it ever has been before. This fueled the discussion that…show more content… It gives these large multinational business accesses to regional markets that were once inferior and unreachable. What I realize from having listened to my group discuss this is that while globalization is the link meant to combine the world under capitalism, it is more than just simply opening a countries economy to be a free market system. There is a dependency upon other qualities that make the West different from the rest of the planet. Western globalism has thrived because of its supportive political and social