The Economic Globalization and The Opening of the Enterprise Systems -- GE Jian, August 3, 2002

46th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS), Shanghai, P.R. China, August 2-6, 2002.

Saturday, August 3, 2002, 3:10 p.m.

This digest was created in real-time during the meeting, based on the speaker's presentation(s) and comments from the audience. These should not be viewed as official transcripts of the meeting, but only as an interpretation by a single individual. Lapses, grammatical errors, and typing mistakes may not have been corrected. Questions about content should be directed to the originator. These notes have been contributed by David Ing ( at the IBM Advanced Business Institute ( ).

Jian GE

Note: This talk was conducted with simultaneous translation by two interpreters (to varying degrees of success!)

Trying to analyze corporate actions

Economic globalization is taking place, which requires coordination between companies.

Economic systems are very complicated.

After the second industrial revolution, industrial products are becoming more complex

China is one of major exporters of components, e.g. wings and doors for Boeing.

Service industry not only to provide services, but effects on society as a whole.

Consumers network with each other.

After the 1980s, information technologies are eliminating the boundaries in multinational production.

Management can have easy access to remote databases, without reducing efficiency.

The revolution in semiconductor chips are favoured large enterprises.

Coordinated mechanisms between branches and headquarters can be done.

Economic globalization has 2 major impacts:

Industrial cluster and economic system

Businesses can break the time and space limitation

Strategic alliances are important

[gave many statistics]

Governments need to reform to support these changes.


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