The World is Flat 1st ed.
Friedman argues that outsourcing has enabled companies to split service and manufacturing activities into components that can be subcontracted and performed in the most efficient, most cost-effective way.
In order to comply with World Trade Organization rules, the Indian parliament granted strong patent protections to medicines a few months ago, a step that will probably make lifesaving medications such as AIDS drugs unaffordable in the future not only in India but all over the developing world, since India has been a major exporter of generic drugs.
Further Updated and Expanded Release 3. Overall, Friedman emphasizes the importance of setting a global example. That is, developing nations do not want to risk the trust of the multinational companies that venture into their markets and include them in the global supply chain.
Most governments in developing countries are not willing to take this risk. Unlike countries, these terrorist organizations are not accountable to a population of people who would be outraged by events that have a negative aff ect on the economy. Google and other search engines and Wikipedia are the prime examples.
These issues that once could have devastated the world such as conflict between North and South Korea have simmered down due to flat world collaborations. No two countries that are both part of a major global supply chain, like Dell's, will ever fight a war against each other as long as they are both part of the same global supply chain.
And even when he has a sensible person as the source, such as Nobel-winning economist Amartya Sen, he fails to get the right information from him.
The reasoning behind this correlation, Friedman says, is that once economies become sufficiently integrated, both the cost of going to war and the amount of contact between two countries will increase.
The Washington Post called the book an "engrossing tour" and an "enthralling read".
On the first day of the bombing, McDonald's restaurants in Belgrade were demolished by the Serbian people and were rebuilt only after the bombing ended. Proposed remedies[ edit ] Thomas Friedman believes that to fight the quiet crisis of a flattening world, the US workforce should keep updating its work skills.
Another troubling feature of globalization is the patenting of life forms and seeds, a highly controversial subject in developing countries, but an issue that Friedman ignores. In the case of an authoritarian or nondemocratic state, leaders may not experience these dilemmas, causing them not to act in accordance with the Golden Arches Theory.
Such costs include long-term loss of the country's profitable participation in the global supply chain. Examples are open source software, blogs, and Wikipedia. Friedman is right that there have been dramatic changes in the global economy, in the global landscape; in some directions, the world is much flatter than it has ever been, with those in various parts of the world being more connected than they have ever been, but the world is not flat Friedman also believes there should be more inspiration for youth to become scientists, engineers, and mathematicians because of a decrease in the percentage of those professionals who are American.
He constantly touts the jobs that outsourcing is creating in the developing world, but he never once mentions that globalization is a package deal that comes with less attractive features. The Dell Theory stipulates: Most governments in developing countries are not willing to take this risk.
Friedman recounts many examples of companies based in India and China that, by providing labor ranging from that of typists and call center operators to accountants and computer programmers, have become integral parts of complex global supply chains ; such companies are DellAOLand Microsoft.
The review closed with, "We've no real idea how the 21st century's history will unfold, but this terrifically stimulating book will certainly inspire readers to start thinking it all through". This process became easier with the mass distribution of fiber-optic cable during introduction of the World Wide Web.
There was an emergence of software protocols SMTP — simple mail transfer protocol; HTML — the language that enabled anyone to design and publish documents that could be transmitted to and read on any computer anywhere Standards on Standards.
Just because they are not collaborating in a global supply chain does not mean they are not using the tools of the flat world to collaborate.
This process became easier with the mass distribution of fiber-optic cable during introduction of the World Wide Web. To prove his point, he cites a Forrester Research study that estimates that three million jobs will be sent abroad by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Both these factors lead to more effective conflict resolution, as states will attempt to pursue the more economically beneficial option.
InFriedman said that he framed this theory in terms of McDonald's Golden Arches "with tongue slightly in cheek". It means, rather, that the governments of those nations and their citizens will have very heavy economic costs to consider as they contemplate the possibility of war.
They are simply only interested in destruction. Although in most cases countries feel tied to this contract of the supply chain, there will always be some who think differently than most level-headed human beings.
Thomas Friedman also warns that the Dell theory should not be interpreted as a guarantee that nations that are deeply involved in global supply chains will not go to war with each other. This theory has grown in the flat world to state the no two countries that are part of the same global supply chain will ever fight a war against each other.
Proposed remedies[ edit ] Thomas Friedman believes that to fight the quiet crisis of a flattening world, the US workforce should keep updating its work skills. He stresses that we must start by being more imaginative.
Here he is explaining how cultural conservatives and labor are on one side in opposing globalization, with businessmen and the information industry on the other: This is because of the economic interdependence between nations that arises when a large corporation such as Dell has supply chain operations in multiple global locations and when developing nations in which supply chain operations commonly take place are reluctant to give up their newfound wealth.
The growth of search engines is tremendous; for example, Friedman states, Google is "now processing roughly one billion searches per day, up from million just three years ago".
InFriedman said that he framed this theory in terms of McDonald's Golden Arches "with tongue slightly in cheek".
In his book The World is Flat he offered an updated theory he labelled the Dell Theory of Conflict Prevention. Dell Theory of Conflict Prevention I feel that Globalization has been able to help the world tremendously.
Globalization has also brought the whole world together in the sense that people can now integrate and engage in different activities throughout the world. Mar 14, · The Dell Theory of Conflict Prevention states that, “No two countries that are both part of a major global supply chain, like Dell’s, will ever fight a war against each other as long as they are both part of the same global supply chain ().”.
The Dell Theory of Conflict Prevention, also known as simply the Dell Theory, is a capitalist peace theory and an updated version of Friedman's previous "Golden Arches Author: Thomas Friedman.
Margarita Pochtovaya Catherine Shelton ENC March 12, The Dell's Theory of Conflict Prevention Motivation has been the subject of diverse research studies delving into intricacies and factors that influence the evolving process.
The Dell theory of conflict was created by Thomas Friedman. It states that two countries that are involve in a business together an being a part of the same global supply-chain are less expected to go to war, because they want their business merger to be successful.The dell theory conflict