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Globalization

As trade flows shift toward a focus on data, countries are taking the opportunity to redefine their roles in the global economy.
Podcast - McKinsey Global Institute

Globalization’s next chapter

– Globalization isn’t in retreat, but it has morphed into a very different phenomenon, increasingly powered by trade in services and by intraregional trade.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Globalization in transition: The future of trade and value chains

– Global value chains are being reshaped by rising demand and new industry capabilities in the developing world as well as a wave... of new technologies.
Executive Briefing - McKinsey Global Institute

Navigating a world of disruption

– Global trends are creating ever-larger winners and losers.
Discussion Paper - McKinsey Global Institute

‘Superstars’: The dynamics of firms, sectors, and cities leading the global economy

– Is there a superstar effect? McKinsey Global Institute research uncovers the dynamics of superstar firms, sectors, and cities... in the global economy.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

The new dynamics of financial globalization

– Cross-border capital flows have fallen 65 percent since the financial crisis as global banks retrenched, but a more stable form... of financial globalization is emerging.

Digital globalization

Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Digital globalization: The new era of global flows

– Soaring flows of data and information now generate more economic value than the global goods trade.
Article - McKinsey Global Institute

Globalization for the little guy

– Digitization has opened the door for emerging economies, small businesses, and individuals to participate directly in globalization.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Harnessing the power of shifting global flows

– Understand what countries and executives need to know to benefit from the next—and markedly different—wave of globalization.

Regional Perspectives

Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Latin America’s missing middle of midsize firms and middle-class spending power

– Digital could help the region reboot inclusive growth and regain lost ground.
Article - McKinsey Global Institute

China and the world: Inside a changing economic relationship

– As technology, capital, and flows of trade between China and the world have shifted, China's exposure to other countries has declined,... while the world's exposure to China has increased
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Outperformers: High-growth emerging economies and the companies that propel them

– Some emerging economies have grown much faster and more consistently than others. Underlying these success stories is a pro-growth... policy agenda and the standout role of large companies.

Videos

Video - McKinsey Global Institute

Globalization, robots, and universal basic income: Jason Furman on the future of work

– President Obama’s top economic adviser explains which policies could help workers succeed in an era of globalization and... automation.
Video

Is globalization in retreat? Three global CEOs share their insights

– Faced with a backlash against globalization, executives share how they are responding to the new dynamics of international trade... to maintain competitiveness.
Video

Globalization’s ongoing challenge

– Are politics and aid—in lieu of free trade—to blame for the issues facing globalization today?
Video

How China’s largest online travel agency connects the world: An interview with Ctrip CEO Jane Sun

– High-spending Chinese travelers are an important consumer segment, and few companies are positioned to understand them better... than Ctrip.

Podcasts

Podcast - McKinsey Global Institute

In pursuit of prosperity

– Why do some emerging economies grow rapidly while others languish? New research highlights the role of public policy, effective... government, and globally competitive companies.
Podcast - McKinsey Global Institute

Financial globalization hits a more stable, inclusive stride

– After the global financial crisis, a number of countries stepped back from the world stage, choosing to instead focus on domestic... capital while being more selective about foreign investments.
Podcast - McKinsey Global Institute

Exploding digital flows in a deeply connected world

– While global trade in goods remains flat, the cross-border flows of data are growing rapidly in an increasingly interconnected... world, stimulating global efficiency and productivity.