The idea is to overcome the current ideological gridlock facing advocates and critics of globalization by having local officials mitigate the effects of global pressures on local conditions.
Advocates of glocalization also want to promote an alternative way of dealing with international aid and peace negotiations.
"glocalization: a new route to world peace?," Deutsche Presse-Agentur, May 19, 2003
—Marianne Broadbent, “The phenomenon of knowledge management: what does it mean to the information profession?,“ Information Outlook, May 1, 1998
Paul Walsh: We've witnessed what you might have heard called "glocalization": making a global product fit the local market. To do that effectively, you've got to have individuals who understand what makes that particular market tick. Someone sitting in Minneapolis and exporting product to France isn't necessarily going to have that level of expertise. The local knowledge component is essential.
"Walsh puts his mark on Pillsbury," Advertising Age, January 8, 1990