Internationality and Globalization

When describing the two words „Internationality“ and „Globalization“ it has to be regarded that they cannot be explained synonymic. Internationality should be seen as a pre-stage of globalization. Internationality is the progression of economical enlargement and activities across international boundary. A more powerful internationality was reached through the build-up of branches, strategic cooperation and mergers. This is called globalization. Globalization describes an increasing and more complex form of internationality. This occurs through an increased functional integration, between international finely shared economical activities. The here from resulting increase of interaction, exchange of thoughts, goods, capital and ideas must be seen as a part of the new business strategy. The causes of globalization are to be located in the liberalization of trade, the abolition of customs- and trade-constraints as well as the technical improvement of information technology.


  • Cultural and linguistical discrepances
  • Environmental- and climate-targets
  • Possible disputes with the distribution of resources
  • Thereby induced price increases and asymmetries on the world markets
  • Opening up of new markets
  • Possible conflicts of two economical systems
  • Possible trade conflicts
  • Social standards not comparable with standards of western industrial nations


  • Cultural and linguistic discrepancies as an opportunity to get to know each other
  • Target questions about the environment and climate as a spring-board for economical co-operation in the area of “green technology”
  • Co-operation within research and development
  • Opening-up of new sales markets (1.3 billion potential clients)
  • Build-up of manufacturing plants (Minimization of costs in the entire Supply Chain, avoiding of change in currency exchange rates)
  • China as bridgehead for the entire Asian market
  • Constant economic growth even in times of stagnancy in home markets
  • Importation of low-priced advance-products from China as an important part of domestic production of goods
  • Export-oriented economies benefit from Chinas fast growing markets
  • Economic growth is tougher in times of global crisis than it is in the western civilization
  • The foreign direct investments of China have  an increasing importance for other  economies      

The risk, not to be present in China, is higher than the risk, to be present

~ Heinrich von Pierer