Currently there is only one superpower, the USA. Superpowers have economic, cultural & military power resulting in global political influence. Firstly, the economic factor is very important when trying to have the superpower status. Wealth allows super powers to export their power around the world, buy resources and influence trade. By having an economic influence, the country can also have a large number of companies and economic self-sufficiency.
The world’s fortune 500 companies controlled an astounding 70% of the trade market, and 80% of foreign investment, and 30% of the (GDP), gross domestic product. 3,400 billion of the world assets controlled by the largest 100 companies with 40% owned in other major countries. In the past it was statistically known that 70% of the trade market with 80% investments, and 40% in off shore accounts was controlled by these multinational corporations, drawing an excessive rates from the U.S. and the majority of wealth in other non U.S. regions. Local cultures of third world countries are stratified into various areas. These countries are open to new ways of proficiencies (e.g.)
This is a result of the fact that more than 40% of the less developed nations population live in megacities; making them large hubs for population, employment and free riding off services such as sanitation and water not provided in rural areas (and only marginally supplied in megacities incidentally). Mega cities in the developed world provide bases for national governance and NGO’s, and the role shall be likewise discussed further in character. Character
Introduction Easy jet strategy and vocabulary Easy jet is a low cost, efficient, and flexible airline that is been driven by scale and cost advantage, high assets utilization, and efficient capital structure. ‘Sir Stelios Hahi-Loannou founded it in 1995’ (Easy jet corporate media file, p.3) and had its first flight from London Luton to Edinburgh and Glasgow. It has headquartered at London Luton airport with about ‘8446’ employee through UK and Europe. They have 3000 short-haul aircraft in operation in Europe, which were centre on ‘pan European primary airports’ that delivers friendly services, efficient and at low cost (p.6) to their customers. Easy jet is the largest air line in terms of passengers volume – ‘59 million’ (Easy Jet corporate media file, p.3) in UK and internationally across 30 countries with flight scheduled services of ‘600 routes’ as well as the fourth largest short-haul carrier in Europe with a market share of ‘8%’ (Easy jet annual report, 2012, p.12).
The board worked well and it brought a number of important benefits to the company. Of the five advisory members, Barry Ready was the president of Readymade Office Systems and his company shared lots of similarities with NSS. Readymade also had twice the revenue and twice as many employees as NSS. Therefore Barry would be able to bring a strong strategic perspective to the owners and managers, and then help NSS better deal with the challenges and opportunities ahead. In addition, since neither Bob nor Rex has much experience in finance and marketing, Dick Crandall and Professor Jim Carter would be able to share their expertise and help fill gaps in the knowledge and experience of the management.
The AARP is a good example of a pressure group which is effective due to its wealth, with 40 million paying members of $16 a year, its gives the AARP $640,000,000, just from memberships. Roosevelt said ‘you can’t do nothing if you ain’t got nothing to do nothing with’, this quote is implying that pressure groups will be ineffective and unsuccessful if they have no money to support their views. The most successful pressure groups are generally the corporate and trade groups, due to them having the most funding and being the
Consumption drives our society, and as we already experienced, it has taken over our modern living in economies. I will argue that consumerism has taken control over how we live our lives. This is in comparison to early evidence of society. Our ability to be responsible consumers is ever so present, however we continue to feed the industries and companies who lure us into consuming products that are unnecessary to our everyday living. I will critically analyse the arguments of both sides of this topic in constructing a basis for the control that consumption has over our global economy.
Any country with a substantial net export of crude petroleum may become a Full Member of the Organization, however the country must be accepted by three quarters of the current member countries. Another way to group countries is by their economies. The G8 is a group of 8 countries topping the global charts for the largest economies. Since 2014, the G8 effectively comprises seven nations and the European Union as the eighth member, the nations include the USA, UK, Germany and Japan. These countries are the most developed countries in the world they tend export valuable manufactured goods such as electronics and cars and import cheaper primary products such as tea, coffee and food produce.
In exploring the relationship between economic inequalities & global security it is also important to define the categories in which countries are classified with regards to their economic standing. 'Advance Industrial Countries' (AIC's) enjoy self-sustained economic growth in all industrial sectors, whereas 'Less Developed Country's' (LDC's) are characterized by low GDP, low per capita GDP, low per capita growth, & low life expectancy, combined with high population growth rates. The aims of this essay is to examine the reasons that cause countries to fall in to such categories & to outline an understanding as to why the issue of inequality has progressively gotten more serious & difficult to control. This is
In 2007, combined sales rose 9 percent to just under 2.1bn. Sales in Europe attain an 87 percent, while in the Americas only around 2 percent (WARC, 2008). 2. Executive Summary The Benetton group is Italys biggest clothing manufacturer, established in 1965 by the Benetton family, with presence in over 120 countries and a 5,500 store network, Benetton ins one of the major players in the clothing industry worldwide, however they have not been able to transfer this success to the U.S. market. The U.S. clothing market is an interesting opportunity for Benetton; with a value of $254 usd billion in 2006 (Euromonitor, 2007) is one of the largest worldwide.