globalization

Technology, globalization, and Apple

Turn over your iPhone and you can read Apple’s eight-word business plan: “Designed by Apple in California.  Assembled in China.”  Apple is the largest company in the US; it also is the most profitable.  Apple has been successfully riding the two great forces of our era—technology and globalization.  Consumers have embraced technology and globalization heavily

Jobs, the Middle Class, and Globalization

Economic dissatisfaction is a pervasive theme in this year’s Presidential primary season.  This week’s articles focus on jobs, particularly manufacturing jobs; the state of the middle class; and globalization. The real jobs issue that nobody is debating.  This year’s narrative is about the tragic decline of American manufacturing, but Ed Marsh, editor of Manufacturing Strategy,