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Can Latin America Compete?

Confronting the Challenges of Globalization

Editors: Haar, J., Price, J. (Eds.)

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Can Latin America compete? Many argue that the macroeconomic and trade reforms of the 1990s merely put a handsome coat of paint over education, labour, judicial, and administrative reforms that remain incomplete. This book identifies ten factors that most influence the competitiveness of Latin American nations and will shape their economic futures.

About the authors

JERRY HAAR is Professor of Management and International Business and Associate Director of the Knight Ridder Center for Excellence in Management, College of Business Administration, Florida International University, USA.

JOHN PRICE is President of InfoAmericas, a leading Latin American business intelligence consultancy with offices in Miami, Sao Paulo and Mexico City.

Reviews

"[The authors] have editedwhat is clearly the most extensive, detailed and useful book oncompetitiveness in Latin America. The book features an impressive roster of experts that analyze the key areas where Latin America needs to improve its competitiveness - ranging from education and labor markets to property rights, legal reform and security." - Latin Business Chronicle

" . . .a skillful contribution to the ongoing debate over how to achieve competitiveness and how countries in the region can face the challenges presented by globalization." - Luis Alberto Moreno, president, Inter-American Development Bank

"A state-of-the-artvolume on the forces and factors shaping Latin America's competitiveness. Academics, business people, and policymakers will find this brilliant work indispensable." - Stephen Flowers, President, UPS International, Americas Region

"This is an important book for those who track the region s performance. Using case studies, the authors cogently illustrate many of the issues that weaken the region s competitiveness." - Roberto Newell G., CEO, Mexican Competitiveness Institute (IMCO)

"...a tour de force on Latin America's competitive environment. Analytically brilliant and cogently written, this volume is must reading for those interested in globalization's impact on the Western Hemisphere." - Susan Segal, President and CEO, Council of the Americas

"Can Latin America Compete? offers thoughtful analyses on the problems of the region and provides valuable insights for every company that conducts business in Latin America." - Eugenio Beaufrand, Vice-President, Microsoft Corporation

"Private sector best practices and public-private partnerships are two key drivers of competitiveness. The book presents a state-of-art picture of the region on these topics and relevant suggestions on how to move forward." - José Fernando Mattos, CEO, Brazilian Competitiveness Movement (MBC)"Editors Haar and Price have compiled a well-researched collection that examines Latin America's response to globalization and factors critical to the region's ability to compete globally... This volume is cogently argued and offers useful facts and analyses... Recommended." - CHOICE


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction: Can Latin America Compete?

    Price, John (et al.)

    Pages 1-25

  • The Macroeconomic Environment of Competitiveness

    Loser, Claudio M.

    Pages 27-43

  • Coveting Human Capital: Is Latin American Education Competitive?

    Puryear, Jeffrey M. (et al.)

    Pages 45-62

  • Competitive Capital Markets: Brazil’s Capital Markets Finally Maturing

    Welch, John H.

    Pages 63-77

  • Consumer and Small Business Credit: Building Blocks of the Middle Class

    Smith, Jan (et al.)

    Pages 79-97

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Hardcover $130.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4039-7543-0
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $41.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-61214-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Can Latin America Compete?
Book Subtitle
Confronting the Challenges of Globalization
Editors
  • J. Haar
  • J. Price
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Jerry Haar and John Price
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-61047-7
DOI
10.1057/9780230610477
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-7543-0
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-61214-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 309
Number of Illustrations and Tables
42 b/w illustrations
Topics