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World, workplace, social conflicts, and shaping both

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1) Corporations and the global workplace do not shape the world, rather they are shaped by it.

2) It is wrong to assume that global economic integration automatically leads to social conflict.

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Here are a couple of paragraphs for each and a few online references. Let me know where you need further help.

1) Corporations and the global workplace do not shape the world, rather they are shaped by it.

If one learns anything in marketing, it is that products and services must be tailored to the market, not the other way around. Companies must meet the demands of the market, the people, communities, and needs of each. Each company must integrate the cultures of where they are working, involving the ethics and the traditions of the communities. People have to be trained to meet these changes.

Social responsibility is a new concept that is spreading and reinforces the argument in favor ...

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Basic reasons for social conflict and how economic integration, corporations and ethics can change or influence them. References included.

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