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The race between the forces leading to a first or last global civilization

International Business Scholarship: AIB Fellows on the First 50 Years and Beyond

ISBN: 978-0-7623-1470-6, eISBN: 978-1-84950-550-5

ISSN: 1064-4857

Publication date: 20 June 2008

Abstract

In the 21st century First Global Civilization, there are major forces of constructive global interdependence in all regions of the world and in all civilizational domains, including, political, economic, socio-cultural and religious, ecological and outer-spacial. At the same time, there are often equal and opposite forces for destructive global interdependence in the same areas. This led me to formulate Five Scenarios for the future of the First Global Civilization ranging from a Fragile Future with high degrees of vulnerability in all civilizational domains to a set of Doomsday or Final Futures.

Citation

Perlmutter, H.V. (2008), "The race between the forces leading to a first or last global civilization", Boddewyn, J.J. (Ed.) International Business Scholarship: AIB Fellows on the First 50 Years and Beyond (Research in Global Strategic Management, Vol. 14), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 393-399. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1064-4857(08)00015-6

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