New PDF release: Can Latin American Firms Compete?

By Robert Grosse, Luiz F. Mesquita

ISBN-10: 0199233756

ISBN-13: 9780199233755

In lots of discussions of globalization and progress, cognizance makes a speciality of Asia, particularly China, South Korea, and India. against this, 'Can Latin American enterprises Compete?' appears at company advancements in one other key quarter, Latin the United States. It examines the good fortune and failure that Latin American organisations have met with, of their personal markets and in different places on the earth, the explanations at the back of this, and their destiny clients. together with contributions from best overseas specialists on enterprise in Latin American, the publication attracts on options from association thought, commercial association, economics, advertising, sociology, and political technology. It comprises sections on common subject matters, micro-level techniques of organisations in particular sectors, the competitiveness of organizations in particular international locations, and competing in rising markets. instances tested vary size-wise and region, and contain a number of the greatest companies in Latin the USA, resembling as Embraer in Brazil, QuiГ±enco (Luksic) in Chile, Techint in Argentina, Grupo Carso in Mexico, Cisneros in Venezuela, and Grupo Empresarial AntioqueГ±o in Colombia. This well-informed e-book should be crucial examining for teachers, policy-makers, and people with a significant curiosity in company improvement in Latin the United States.

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One wonders how transferable these strategies are to other emerging markets around the world. 5. Conclusions These individual analyses clearly emphasize the crucial role of institutions and market idiosyncrasies in shaping the competitive landscape in Latin America, and in driving the competitiveness of Latin American companies. From probably the most institution-focussed analysis by McDermott, showing key links between local government and successful development of the wine sector in Mendoza, Argentina, to the competitive-advantage focussed analyses of GEA and Embraer and Techint—the fact is clear that successful Latin American firms have first successfully competed in their home markets, with strong government intervention, weak infrastructure, and other differences from the United States and Western Europe, before entering into international competition.

Countries from Switzerland to Singapore demonstrate a high degree of family ownership of major publicly traded companies, similar to our findings in Latin America. A key question that remains, based on this reality, is: why aren’t Latin American firms more extensively represented on the list of the world’s largest firms? e. 2) With a population of more than 550 million people, Latin America and the Caribbean as a region is larger than the United States and Canada, and also larger than the European Union.

His analysis looks at the past few decades of historical experience, in which the Latin American countries have experienced a sequence of booms and busts, or in his terms ‘cycles of creation and destruction’. These cycles have not been the Schumpeterian kind, which lead to [rapid] economic development, but rather they have produced major shocks to the productive systems of Latin American countries, making it difficult for firms to survive the turbulence. Katz looks at the environmental conditions that surround business in the region, and he notes that the policy environment has not been conducive to sustained development because of the dramatic shifts from inward-looking, import substitution policies, to outward-looking export oriented policies, and with varying degrees of private-sector participation in the overall economy.

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