by Greg Ertel, Governance, Risk and Compliance, SAP
Next to farming, global trade influenced the evolution of our modern society more than anything else. Dating back to China’s silk road or the Arabian trade caravans, global trade transformed civilization from isolated communities to advanced, networked societies. Through global trade, populations advanced economically, fueling the development of science, art, and literature. Not only were goods and products exchanged, but also ideas and information.