From blog article on www.easyoffshore.com.au
I’ve coined the a new term “Micro globalism” to assist in understanding the next phase of Globalism.
The terms ‘globalism’ and ‘globalisation’ began to be used as early as the 1930s and have been in common use for well over half a century. In general, globalism refers to the “emergence of an international network of social and economic systems supported by the understanding that information, people and goods should be able to cross international borders freely. Globalisation also points to the speed at which these interconnections are formed and/or disbanded.”
In our context, this type of gloablism could be called “macro globalism” since it describes trends and interactions on a large scale, typically with the interactions of countries or entire industries or sectors.
The new trend which is well underway involves the same concept, but in much smaller detail, and in a much more widespread way. Micro globalism is the expansion of global influences to all aspects of product and services delivery. Over the coming years, even the small details of our daily lives will become heavily influenced by people from all over the world.