DOMESTIC ECONOMIC GROWTH AND GLOBAL BUSINESS INFLUENCE
When a country is growing rapidly, receptiveness is encouraged because a growing country means growing markets, therefore, expanding opportunities. Under this condition it is possible for an outside or international company to enter a domestic economy and to establish itself without taking business away from local firms. The growing economy is a classic illustration of the so called nonzero-sum game whereby players can participate and win without doing so at the expense of others because their “play” enlarges the total gains to be distributed. Without economic growth, international participation in countries can occur only if global firms are able to take business away from local enterprise. When there is competition between international and domestic enterprise, it is more likely that domestic enterprise will seek governmental intervention to protect its local position if markets are not growing than it is if they are growing . The worldwide recession of the early 1990s created a predictable pressure in most countries to limit access to domestic markets.