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Tracing the Roots of Globalization and Business Principles by Lawrence A. Beer

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Chapter 6

Ancient Societal Infrastructures Originating in and Supporting Commercialism

Ancient cross-territorial trade, the prime root of globalization, effectively changed the world. The need to establish the first vestiges of communication within and between varying social groups was to assist in the bartered exchange process. The establishment of social mobility corridors was beholden to ancient trade passages. The initiative for developing faster and more efficient transportation inventions, from new forms of transportation to navigation tools, was the business imperative. The impetus for urban planning and the resultant architectural designing and construction of physical infrastructures was a response to the need for market centers. The ...

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