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ERIC Number: EJ1121702
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1065-0741
A Planet-Wide Information System
Ahamer, Gilbert
Campus-Wide Information Systems, v30 n5 p369-378 2013
Purpose: Various economic growth theories propose a view of globalisation resulting in economic convergence. However, others suggest economic divergence (i.e. a widening gap between global rich and poor) and others still, different patterns of development. Hence it is necessary to validate such globalisation hypotheses with sound quantitative data. Design/methodology/approach: The paper proposes the "Global Change Data Base" (GCDB) that includes an analytical tool (AT) providing correlations between primary and secondary data (by country by year) from the fields of population, agriculture, economy, energy and human development. Findings: The AT is able to first test the hypotheses on global development and globalisation and second to suggest new hypotheses on the mechanisms of globalisation. Results can be used in curricula of Global Studies worldwide. Research limitations/implications: These data analysis has still to be complemented by sociological, political and economic theories providing insights into global restructuration processes and structural transitions through globalisation. Practical implications: "Forward-looking" as an emerging scientific discipline is supported by the proposed detailed analytical methods, namely by providing quantitative, in-depth techno-socio-economic megatrends. Social implications: The perception of globalisation might be rendered more inter-subjectively traceable by the GCDB. Originality/value: Up-to-date means of forward-looking are less detailed regarding economic sectors and energy sources compared to the proposed GCDB.
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Language: English
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