The terms globalism and globalisation were coined in the 1930s and have been in common use for well over half a century. In general, globalism refers to the emergence of an international network of social and economic systems supported by the understanding that information, people and goods should be able to cross international borders freely. In our context, globalisation could be called "macro-globalism" since it describes trends and interactions on a large scale, typically with the interactions of countries or entire industries or sectors.
Until recently, the commercial world has viewed the globalism concept more in terms of products than people. Globalism in a manufacturing sense was perhaps most solidly established in the Western world by the Japanese in the 80s and 90s. Their meticulous attention to quality, extreme work ethic, and leverage with technology eventually produced electronics and vehicles which at a certain price point were in many ways superior to the standards coming out of the United States and Europe at the time.