Industry and globalisation

Measuring Globalisation: OECD Economic Globalisation Indicators 2010


Pages: 230
ISBN 978-92-64-08435-3
September 2010



This new edition of OECD Economic Globalisation Indicators presents a broad range of indicators showing the magnitude and intensity of globalisation.


This process is becoming increasingly important for policymakers and other analysts, hence the need for a volume that brings together the existing measures, based on national data sources and comparable across countries.


Together, the indicators shed new light on financial, technological and trade interdependencies within OECD and non-OECD countries.

Measures of globalisation include indicators on capital movements and foreign direct investments, international trade, the economic activity of multinational firms and the internationalisation of technology.


In addition, the 2010 edition also includes indicators linked to the current financial crisis, portfolio investments, environmental aspects and the emergence of global value chains.


Access to the underlying Excel spreadsheets used to create the tables and graphs is available from both the printed and pdf editions via the StatLinks provided with each graph.


This is the second edition of OECD Economic Globalisation Indicators. The first edition  was published in 2005.


Further reading: OECD Handbook on Economic Globalisation Indicators

Table of contents


Executive Summary (download)

Part I. Globalisation and the Crisis
A. Globalisation and the Financial Crisis

Part II. Globalisation of Trade and Investment
B. Trends in International Trade and Investment
C. International Trade of Goods and Services
D. Foreign Direct Investment
E. Portfolio Investment

Part III. Globalisation of Technology and Knowledge
F. Internationalisation of Science and Technology
G. Internationalisation of Highly Skilled Human Capital
H. Internationalisation of Environmental Technology

Part IV. Multinational Enterprises and Globalisation
I. The Importance of Multinational Enterprises
J. The Characteristics of Multinational Enterprises
K. Multinational Enterprises and R&D

Part V. Global Value Chains as a New Form of Globalisation
L. Global Value Chains

Annex. Main OECD Databases Used


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