Evolution of International Commerce in a Global Community -- Jennifer Hinman, August 5, 2002

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

Monday, August 5, 2002, 2:45 p.m., Human Systems Inquiry Track

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Bachelor in International Relations, working in the international business world

As well as economic approach, should consider more holism with culture

Commerce and trade:

Rapid change in the 21st century

Immigration in the U.S., influence culture and viewpoints

Post-isolationism and world wars

Technology and communications spread information

Increase in transportation and travel

Growth in world tourism

Trade: American output measured in tons is no more than 20 years ago, but value has grown.


Can we predict future opportunities for world trade?

Summary: countries that interact the most have an opportunity for global demand


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