Globalization is the international integration of goods, technology, labor, and capital and is everywhere to be seen. In order words globalization is a multifaceted phenomenon, where the pace of global change is extremely rapid and it is no longer a vision but a reality. Global integration is seen every day and this is because of the process of Globalization. In a more logical approach the word "global" refers to something that pertains or embraces the whole of a group of items, or that is comprehensive and total, or involves the whole world (globe) (Brown 1993, 1101). This is a good working definition when starting to explore theoretically "globalization", that is, those processes that integrate the world into one comprehensive system (Robertson 1992, 53; Waters 1995, 3). "Global" refers thus to the end stage of the process of "globalization".
There are a variety of definitions and descriptions of globalization, which though emphasizes the same phenomena, have different dimensions of the process. Robertson's is one of the first and the most general: .
Globalization as a concept refers both to the compression of the world and intensification of consciousness of the world as a whole.both concrete global interdependence and consciousness of the global whole in the twentieth century. (Robertson 1992, 8).
Anthony Giddens's another global economist adds another dimension to the picture by emphasizing the interactive or dialectical dimensions of the process: .
Globalization can thus be defined as the intensification of worldwide social relations which link distant localities in such a way that local happenings are shaped by events occurring many miles away and vice versa. This is a dialectical process because such local happenings may move in an obverse direction from the very distanciated relations that shape them. Local transformation is as much a part of globalization as the lateral extension of social connections across time and space.