Globalisation and Migration Case Studies

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TNC - Tesco

Global operations of a TNC in one LIC

  • Strategy of diversification into new markets
  • Outsourcing: from UK producers and producers in LICs like Kenya, Sri Lanka etc.
  • Globalisation started in 1990s with Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic
  • 1998, Taiwan, Thailand, 60% of profits come from Asia
  • Uses agriculture from Thailand to make products then resells in Thailand
  • Office jobs given to majority HIC
  • Employs 750,000 people


Sustainable tourism project

  • Attracts alternative tourists: mountain scenery, rich heritage, ancient temples & shrines, trekkers, birdwatchers, utopian appeal
  • 1974 - King realised hotels built to accommodate guests could be used for tourism to generate foreign exchange
  • Isolate for 300 years
  • Limited to 5,000 people a year
  • Must pay at least $240 a day per person

Mexico to USA migration

International migration flow: causes and consequences

  • Push: crime rates, 10 homicides per 100,000 people, drug-related
  • 47,500 people killed in past 5 years due to drug-related issues


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