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Title: The balance of gravity between rationalism, technological innovations and the supreme mandate in the genesis of globalisation
Authors: Ukpere, Wilfred Isioma 
Issue Date: Jun-2009
Publisher: JUTA
Series/Report no.: JBMD;vol3 no1
Abstract: Certain factors were always cited as major forces in the process of globalisation without considering the supreme mandate of God to humans to globalise from the beginning of time. A consequence of this recent but aged discovery is that the history of globalisation is as old as human existence. For analytical convenience, two notable drivers, namely rationalism and technological innovation, were weighed with the supreme mandate in order to locate their balance of gravity in the genesis of globalisation. Although rationalism has played a major role in the genesis of globalisation, it is not enough to conclude that it is the most determining factor. Moreover, technological innovations have spread awareness regarding globality and have produced much of the imperatives that have accelerated globalisation. However, an explanation of globalisation that considers only technological determinism and rationalism has become redundant. This article contends that the supreme mandate is the most critical factor in the genesis of globalisation. In fact, without it there would be no need for rationalism, and without rationalism, technological innovation would have become impossible. Hence, it is proposed here that the supreme mandate be taken as the most significant factor in the genesis of globalisation.
ISSN: 2070-0156
Appears in Collections:BUS - Journal of Business and Management Dynamics (JBMD)

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