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- DescriptionPossibly group is more conscious of the challenges created by the increasing integration of markets for capital, labour, products and information than small, developing ecomies. Policy makers from these ecomies have sought a two-track response to this integration. One response lies in increasing lobbying efforts for these ecomies to be accorded special, or more equitable treatment in market integration discussions. The second response lies in improving the competitiveness of their ecomies. It is this second response that provides the subject matter for this book. It explores the challenges and opportunities associated increasing competitiveness in small, developing ecomies based on research conducted in the Caribbean. The topics covered indicate the breadth of activity that is required to enhance. competitiveness. At the macro-policy level, the book explores the key drivers of competitiveness, examines the role of exchange rate regimes and of government policy, considers the implications sovereignty, and assesses the extent to which competitiveness likely to be improved by attracting foreign direct investment. At the level of private-sector enterprise the book reports on Caribbean-based research on the role of workplace change and enterprise management in enhancing firm competitiveness. Finally, the book covers competitiveness enhancement in rarely-traded n-private and micro enterprise sectors of small ecomies.
- Author BiographyAlvin G. Wint is Professor of International Business and Head, Department of Management Studies, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. He is the author of several articles and books and received his Doctorate in Business Administration in the field of International Business from Harvard University.
- Author(s)Alvin G. Wint
- PublisherUniversity of the West Indies Press
- Date of Publication30/06/2003
- SubjectEconomics: Professional & General
- Place of PublicationKingston
- Country of PublicationJamaica
- ImprintUniversity of the West Indies Press
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight399 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine15 mm
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