AQA GCSE Geography Globalisation Notes

A* Standard Revision Notes on:

·        The Concept of globalisation and the recognition of global independence.

·        The influence of developments in ICT and transport

·         pros & cons of TNCs

·        Change in Manufacturing location

·        Globalisation and Energy demand

·        Globalisation and Food supply

  • Reducing the impacts of globalisation
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GCSE Geography| Topic 6| Globalisation
What are the Key Ideas for this Topic?
The Concept of globalisation and the recognition of global independence.
The influence of developments in ICT and transport
pros & cons of TNCs
Change in Manufacturing location
Globalisation and Energy demand
Globalisation and Food supply
Reducing the…

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The Pros and Cons of TNC's
Transnational Corporation- Companies that produce and sell products in different countries.

E.g. Nike's Headquarters are in Oregon, USA and has many branches situated in South-east Asia

TNC's increase globalisation by linking together countries through the production & sales of goods.

Location, Location, Location
TNC's…

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The workers do not receive benefits and are left to pay for health treatment out of their little received payments ($10 a day)

In March 2004 one of Coca-Cola's LEDC Hosts, faced a depletion of the local ground water table due to the utilisation of natural
water by the company.…

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Working Hours- Chinese law states that workers should work for a maximum of 40 hours a week with 36 hours of overtime per
month. This however is not enforced and some TNC's like Nike make workers work 80 hours of overtime per month to maximise
the production of goods.

Laxer…

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Food that is produced locally by energy intensive farms requires lots of energy to make chemicals and run the machinery. Energy
production creates lots of carbon dioxide so local energy intensive farms have a high carbon footprint which leads to more global
warming. (N)
To produce more food, some farmers…

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As the wind conditions are one of the best in Europe, the wind farms are very cost effective.
Nearly all materials used in a wind turbine are recyclable, and the wind farms can be taken away without letting signs in the
landscape.
Carbon dioxide emissions in Denmark have fallen 13.3…

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2. Explain how improvements in air transport have increased globalisation. (2 Marks)

3. Explain what is meant by "interdependent". (1 Mark)

4. Explain why some companies have moved their call centres abroad. (3 Marks)

5. What is meant by the term "Transnational Corporation" (TNC)? (1 Mark)

6. Give two advantages…

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