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Tracing the Roots of Globalization and Business Principles, Second Edition by Lawrence Beer

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PART III

Building Blocks of Globalization

The first part of this book and its chapters offer the reader a philosophical, if not inherent, and biological argument of the ingrained human social need to engage in the exchange process, thereby laying the basis for the eventual evolution of the commercialization of this natural phenomenon. It portrays the commercial process as a collateral, if not supportive, element in the development of civilization on earth. Part II is broken up into the ancient trading world and the age of discovery that opened up the world to the enlarged commercial environment, a semi-chronological evolution of area-based civilizations and their trading exercises that contributed to the globalization phenomenon.

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