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Web Resources on Globalization & the Global Workforce
Globalization 101 - The Levin Institute, SUNY
Globalization 101 is a students guide to globalization. On the website they discuss 15 globalization issues in depth, have news analysis, expert videos, and teaching tools.
Global Policy Forum
Global Policy Forum (GPF) is an independent policy watchdog that monitors the work of the United Nations and scrutinizes global policy-making. On GPF's website, you can find original research, policy papers, cause-related articles, media interviews, and more.
Globalization - Working Knowledge, Harvard Business School
Harvard Business School's Working Knowledge (HBSWK) is a forum for innovation in business practice, offering readers a first look at cutting-edge thinking. HBSWK has numerous articles on globalization written by the HBS faculty on a variety of globalization topics.
International Forum on Globilization
The International Forum on Globalization (IFG) is a North-South research and educational institution composed of leading activists, economists, scholars, and researchers providing analysis and critiques on the cultural, social, political, and environmental impacts of economic globalization.
International Monetary Fund (IMF): Globalization
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 187 countries, working to create global monetary cooperation, financial stability, international trade, high employment, and sustainable economic growth, and to reduce poverty around the world. On IMF's website you will find information on the background of globalization, financial globalization of trade, labor, and finance, research & publications, opinion pieces, and related links.
Yale Global Online
A publication of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, Yale Global Online provides articles, news, special reports, essays, multimedia presentations, book excerpts, and related websites on globalization and the factors that contribute to it.
Global Statistics on the Internet
UNdata is a multi-disciplinary source providing official statistics produced by member countries of the United Nations and compiled by the UN data system.
World Bank Data on a variety of topics and socio-economic indicators are now freely available.
Eurostat is the official portal to statistics for the member countries of the European Union.
The Asian Development Bank compiles the annual Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific for its member nations.
Selected Statistics on African Countries are available from the African Development Bank
CEPALSTAT is the gateway to statistics for UN member nations in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Corporate Accountability Organizations
are a growing number of nonprofit organizations engaged in global “corporate
accountability” activities, including research, community organizing, and
activist campaigns. These organizations
can be good sources for research and news. If the
organizations listed below are not what you are looking for, try the Yahoo
Business Ethics Network (BEN)
The Business Ethics Network's (BEN) mission is to improve the effectiveness of corporate campaigns worldwide in order to make business practices more ethical in terms of the environment, health, social justice, and labor.
Corporate Ethics International
These related organizations represent a network of environmental campaign organizations, the web sites offer case studies “of some of the most prominent corporate campaigns in recent years as well as tools to educate new corporate campaigners”.
CorpWatch investigates and exposes corporate violations of human rights, environmental crimes, fraud and corruption around the world.
Dirt Diggers Digest
This blog by Phil Mattera (of Corporate Research Project) aims to “chronicle corporate misbehavior and how to research it”. Useful for references to current news and new research tools.
Good Electronics is an “international network on human rights and sustainability in electronics”; the web site offers news and publications on labor and environmental involving corporations such as Microsoft, LG, Sony, etc.
Green America - Responsible Shopper
From Responsible Shopper, a social justice organization, “provides you with the real story about abuses by well-known companies, gives you actions to promote corporate responsibility, and helps you green your life and world.”