Globalization, integration, and multinational corporations all represent a major trend in the twenty-ﬁrst century. Like it or not there are many more international projects today versus even 5 years ago. Some speciﬁc trends include:
• Mergers and acquisitions of companies. In industry after industry we are seeing more consolidation. Pharmaceuticals, energy, banking, insurance, new media and entertainment, and manufacturing are just a few examples. Projects arise in the merger and in future operations.