IESE Insight
DHL Global Connectedness Index 2014
Fecha: 03/11/2014
Autor / es: Ghemawat, Pankaj; Altman, Steven
Tipo de documento: Study and Monograph
Colaborador / es: Cátedra Anselmo Rubiralta de Estrategia y Globalización
Áreas: Economics; Strategy
Idiomas: English
Cita bibliográfica: Ghemawat, Pankaj; Altman, Steven, "DHL Global Connectedness Index 2014: Analyzing global flows and their power to increase prosperity", DHL, 675-800-325, 11/2014
Referencia: 675-800-325 (Reference)

The surge in attention to globalization since the 1990s has been accompanied by interest in ranking countries in terms of their globalization levels. The DHL Global Connectedness Index is one of several indexes that have been developed for this purpose. It is the only one of the established indexes, however, that registers what many regard as the biggest drop-off in the overall level of globalization since World War II, in the wake of the global financial crisis. That should boost confidence in using it as the basis for diagnosis and decision-making. This year's edition of the DHL Global Connectedness Index has been completely refreshed to reflect changes in 12 types of cross-border trade, capital, information, and people flows--or stocks cumulated through past flows--through the end of 2013. The updating indicates that globalization depth began growing again, albeit at a modest rate, during 2013, after its recovery stalled during 2012. However, globalization breadth--which other globalization indexes ignore--continued its multiyear slide. This report documents and dissects these patterns, both at the global level and for 140 countries and territories that jointly account for 99% of the world's GDP and 95% of its population. And as an enhancement, it also uses techniques developed for "big data" to visualize some of these patterns at a global level.

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