Ever since the Covid-19 pandemic struck, people have been predicting that it will cause nations to turn inward—to de-globalize, decouple from other nations, and reshore production of vital goods. But those “fashionable” predictions proved to be “grossly” exaggerated, because globalization still benefits humanity, says a professor at Cambridge Judge Business School.

It’s true that the virus spread around the world because people in different countries came in contact with each other. But it’s equally true that global interconnectedness helped fight Covid, Peter Williamson writes in the February issue of Management and Organization Review. “Vital raw materials, such as testing reagents, have moved across borders to where they were in short supply. Personal protective equipment and even ventilators from across the globe helped to…

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