Since the 1980s, when geopolitical research workers refer to globalization, they often say, Think globally, Act local. More precisely, the term glocal was invented by the sociologist Roland Robertson. According to the latter and his associates, it means the co-presence of both universalizing or particularizing tendencies and/or the co-presence of sameness and difference, and of homogenizing and heterogenizing trends in globalization. Actually, glocalization expresses the simultaneity or coexistence of both the global and local interactions.
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[...] The price was easy to stress out since French charges are huge in Philippe's mind. In the end, to his eyes, the further you source the cheaper it is and the closer the costlier and more proactive the suppliers are. Eric also has a small team which is made of five people including him. He works with a French person who is based in Asia in Singapore. He deals with international customers except France. The latter is managed by Eric. The last three teammates are his assistants and the other manager is in Asia. [...]
[...] Besides, he has always been happy to provide me any pieces of advice and help during my PhD. Frederic as well as Jean-Marc were eager to provide me many hints and suggestions about my research aligned with the academic process in general. They both were very accurate in guiding me on my research work. Furthermore, my thesis benefits from the comments and suggestions of some classmates. I would like to particularly thank Pauline-George Devie, who read and analyzed my first draft of the literature review. [...]
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[...] He is also more eager to make concessions as long as no big issues are to occur. What is known as ‘Modern Slavery' can also bring such a bad supplier-buyer relationship as Federico experienced it at Amazon. One of his subcontractors was earning all the money from the temp agency and the temporary workers could not afford a decent life. Then, Federico contract terminated the contract. - Have you changed your behaviour with international suppliers since you started working? How did you adapt? [...]
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