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Samsung - Globalisation

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Chris Lamb

on 19 May 2013

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Transcript of Samsung - Globalisation

Samsung have over 160,000 employees and operate in 61 countries worldwide. Of the countries Samsung sell to, around 75% are MEDCs and some of the others are NICs and BRICs. Few are LEDCs. Effects on workers The Company Manufacturing Selling Samsung electronics is a multinational electronics company, headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. It was founded in 1938, and is now the largest technology company in the world. In 2012 Samsung were accused of exploiting
factory workers in China, who were payed just 1,310 renminbi per month ($206), so were forced to work overtime to earn enough money. Many were also underage. Samsung sell their products all around the world to the following countries: Which Countries? Most production bases were found in
China (BRIC), 13 in all.

Most sales bases were found in Europe
(mostly MEDCs). The people employed by Samsung are
mostly found in LEDCs, NICs or BRICS.
This is because in these less economically life very hard for workers because they often earn close to or under minimum wage, so cannot afford many things they need. People are often forced to make compromises on things like medicine and education in order to afford more vital things like food and water. cheap work, increasing their profits. This makes developed countries, Samsung can source Effects for Consumers This cheap labour allows companies to increase their profits, as they do not spend as much money on paying workers. This allows them to increase production and sell more products to people in MEDCs, who are able to pay lots of money for their branded items.

This has an impact on a companies' products, depending on how they choose to spend their money. Most companies will be able to increase the quality of their products because of their increased profits. They do this because it allows them to sell their products for a higher price, and builds them a stronger reputation as a company. However, globalisation also allows companies to sell their products cheaper because they already have high profits. Globalisation and Samsung
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