No. 17




Globalisation, Delocalisation and Attempts of Controlling the Process

18 June 2008


RiTo No. 17, 2008

  • Alari Purju

    Director of the Institute of Social Sciences, Estonian Business School

This article, which uses the “Relocation of production in labour-demanding branches of industry” survey conducted within the framework of the EU Framework Programme VI as a source, reflects on the factors which guide international companies in the globalisation process with respect to activities based predominantly on private property and profit-seeking.

The main consequence of globalisation is that regions, processes and people located far apart become mutually dependent on each other. The currently unanswered question is – do the global processes, including industrial delocalisation, condition the need for a stronger international government? Solutions to problems are, above all, sought through international organisations, even though several of them have, for a longer period of time, been facing serious problems themselves. One of the reasons behind complications is undoubtedly the nations’ interests represented in such organisations – interests which often contradict and may be intertwined with industrial interest. The possibility of effecting the related regulations also proves to be a bottleneck in international organisations. At the same time, significant results have been achieved through negotiations and co-ordinations over the years.

Full article in Estonian