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The world is no longer a place where corporations provide goods and services in one state or even one country. As a result of globalization or the relationships among people, culture, and economic activity around the globe, most corporations manage production and deliver services in multiple countries. For example, although it’s a rough measure, exports have increased from just over 12% of the global gross domestic product (GDP) to almost 28% of the GDP between 1960 and 2011.1
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