Topic 2. What international challenges impact Public Education

Discuss two of the factors that contributed to the growth of globalization in recent decades that may impact a specific industry of your choice. Most analysts cite the following seven factors:

1.       Increase in and application of technology;

2.       Liberalization of cross-border trade and resource movements;

3.       Development of services that support international business;

4.       Growth of consumer pressures;

5.       Increase in global competition;

6.       Changes in political situations and government policies; and

7.       Expansion of cross-national cooperation.

Research further the industry you selected by using the UMUC Library's Standard & Poor's (S&P) NetAdvantage database, available from

The S&P resources can also be accessed by clicking on the Databases by Title (A-Z) link on the Library’s home page and then on the letter S at the top of the resulting page and then on the link for S&P NetAdvantage (Standard & Poor’s). For additional tips on industry research, see thisguide.