Arguably ,globalization is the most frequently cited change factor by business leaders and it has replaced the post-world war II Cold war the dominant driving force in world economics. The concept of the global market place or global economy has taken on new meaning for all enterprises (profit and non-profit: small , medium and large: products or services) and for individuals consumers during the last two decades.
Overall, globalization has led to a more competitively intense economic and geo political environment. This environment manifests itself in opportunities and threats , both economic and political. Some individuals have implied that there is no "geography" in the current global environment (figuratively speaking) or, perhaps more aptly, that time and distance have been compressed.