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Globalization

As trade flows shift toward a focus on data, countries are taking the opportunity to redefine their roles in the global economy.
Discussion Paper - McKinsey Global Institute

The future of Asia: Asian flows and networks are defining the next phase of globalization

– The Asian Century has begun. Asia is the world’s largest regional economy and, as its economies integrate further, it has the potential to fuel and shape the next phase of globalization.
Podcast - McKinsey Global Institute

Globalization’s next chapter

– Globalization isn’t in retreat, but it has morphed into a very different phenomenon, increasingly powered by trade in services... and by intraregional trade.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Globalization in transition: The future of trade and value chains

– Global value chains are being reshaped by rising demand and new industry capabilities in the developing world as well as a wave... of new technologies.
Executive Briefing - McKinsey Global Institute

Navigating a world of disruption

– Global trends are creating ever-larger winners and losers.
Discussion Paper - McKinsey Global Institute

‘Superstars’: The dynamics of firms, sectors, and cities leading the global economy

– Is there a superstar effect? McKinsey Global Institute research uncovers the dynamics of superstar firms, sectors, and cities... in the global economy.

Digital globalization

Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Digital globalization: The new era of global flows

– Soaring flows of data and information now generate more economic value than the global goods trade.
Article - McKinsey Global Institute

Globalization for the little guy

– Digitization has opened the door for emerging economies, small businesses, and individuals to participate directly in globalization.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Harnessing the power of shifting global flows

– Understand what countries and executives need to know to benefit from the next—and markedly different—wave of globalization.

Regional Perspectives

Report - McKinsey Global Institute

China and the world: Inside the dynamics of a changing relationship

– The relationship between China and the rest of the world is changing, and a great deal of value could be at stake depending on... whether there is more or less engagement. Businesses will need to adjust to the uncertainty ahead.
Discussion Paper - McKinsey Global Institute

Inequality: A persisting challenge and its implications

– While the wealth gap has narrowed globally, inequality within advanced economies has increased since the 1980s.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Latin America’s missing middle of midsize firms and middle-class spending power

– Digital could help the region reboot inclusive growth and regain lost ground.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Outperformers: High-growth emerging economies and the companies that propel them

– Some emerging economies have grown much faster and more consistently than others. Underlying these success stories is a pro-growth... policy agenda and the standout role of large companies.

Videos

Video - McKinsey Global Institute

Globalization, robots, and universal basic income: Jason Furman on the future of work

– President Obama’s top economic adviser explains which policies could help workers succeed in an era of globalization and... automation.
Video

Is globalization in retreat? Three global CEOs share their insights

– Faced with a backlash against globalization, executives share how they are responding to the new dynamics of international trade... to maintain competitiveness.
Video

Globalization’s ongoing challenge

– Are politics and aid—in lieu of free trade—to blame for the issues facing globalization today?
Video

How China’s largest online travel agency connects the world: An interview with Ctrip CEO Jane Sun

– High-spending Chinese travelers are an important consumer segment, and few companies are positioned to understand them better... than Ctrip.

Podcasts

Podcast - McKinsey Global Institute

In pursuit of prosperity

– Why do some emerging economies grow rapidly while others languish? New research highlights the role of public policy, effective... government, and globally competitive companies.
Podcast - McKinsey Global Institute

Financial globalization hits a more stable, inclusive stride

– After the global financial crisis, a number of countries stepped back from the world stage, choosing to instead focus on domestic... capital while being more selective about foreign investments.
Podcast - McKinsey Global Institute

Exploding digital flows in a deeply connected world

– While global trade in goods remains flat, the cross-border flows of data are growing rapidly in an increasingly interconnected... world, stimulating global efficiency and productivity.