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Broach the subject of globalization at the water cooler or watering hole, and prepare to get an earful. For its ardent supporters, globalization is a force for economic expansion and prosperity, the way for small and large companies alike to access new markets, products, materials, and talents and elevate standards of living. For its harsh critics, it's a form of brute force, where the powerful crush the weak and the rich exploit the poor in the quest for profit.
Argue all you want about which definition comes closer to the truth, but globalization is a force that will stay in forward motion.
Source: Information Week, http://www.informationweek.com
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