DAN Faculty in the News

DAN Professor Mark Cleveland was recently featured in the Western news in an article entitled: Pandemic offers pause, not end, to globalization.

Excerpt from the Western News:

It’ll take more than a pandemic to stop the march of globalization. In fact, it might be the offshoots of globalization that help humanity combat this and other global threats, according to one Western researcher.

“What’s happening is a temporary pause in globalization. The ebb and flow of globalization is a historic fact,” said Mark Cleveland, Dancap Private Equity Professor in Consumer Behavior in the DAN Department of Management & Organizational Studies.

Economic integration has existed for more than 2,000 years – first under the Roman Empire. Prior to modernization, the world economy hit peak integration under the British Empire. Two world wars paused that progress, and it was not until the 1960s when globalization became reinvigorated by giant leaps in technology.

It has seemingly continued unfettered since – until a few weeks ago when the world stopped.

“Covid is the biggest threat to globalization that we’ve seen in decades. It will take years, maybe even a decade, but we will be back on the globalization road eventually,” Cleveland said. “The pandemic doesn’t change the fact that technology has greatly reduced the distance between people.”

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