Universidad Popular Autonoma del Estado de Puebla (MEXICO)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2010 Proceedings
Publication year: 2010
Pages: 3516-3525
ISBN: 978-84-614-2439-9
ISSN: 2340-1095
Conference name: 3rd International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 15-17 November, 2010
Location: Madrid, Spain
This research documents the current international economic and social environment from the perspective of the major international agencies. It is rewarding to investigate in retrospective way about what has happened during the first half of 2010, because knowing the past allows forecasting clearly but with uncertainty, the future of short and medium term. Today the mankind faces a period of crisis, synonymous of change and this research provides an updated overview of the global socio-economic environment, allowing to understand both risks and opportunities.

This research is released to understand the actual international economic history, identifying the feelings of the main international agencies and taking into account important events that have occurred recently.

Nowadays the modern trends through which the knowledge is shared includes Internet, system that allows to learn and conceptualize the current international economic history in real time. In this way, the Internet has become an efficient tool for the development of studies and research as long as they maintain a strict quality control in the selection of sources. This idea deals with the concept of "informational society” that Manuel Castells describes as "a society based on information and knowledge managed by the new technologies" (Castells, 2004).

In this way, it is interesting to review the information available on the network in order to get reliable information in connection with the current international economic environment, through consultations on official sites that international agencies owes for promoting transparency in the information and becoming sources of high quality data, increasing the knowledge and understanding of the globalization process as a result of the Scientific-Technological Revolution.

That is why within the sources of information used to conduct this research, it has been reviewed the official websites of several agencies, from the period January-June 2010 where the main events where: the earthquakes in Haiti and Chile; the public debt and financial assistance for Greece, the weak recovery from the financial and economic crisis that arises since 2008 and, the G8 and G20 summits that has been held at the end of June.
Press releases, chronology, international agencies.