Effect on National Culture

Globalization exerts strong pressures on national culture because market liberalization exposes local consumers to global brands, unfamiliar products, and different values. People worldwide are exposed to movies, television, the Internet, and other information sources that promote lifestyles of people in the United States and other advanced economies. Appetites grow for Western products and services, which are seen to signal higher living standards. For example, despite low per-capita income, many Chinese buy consumer electronics such as smartphones and TV sets. Advertising disseminates societal values modeled on Western countries. Hollywood dominates the global entertainment industry.

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