The Latin American Competitiveness Report 2001-2002

The Latin American Competitiveness Report 2001-2002

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Throughout the last decade, Latin America has made tremendous progress in undertaking significant structural reforms. In many countires, state-owned enterprises have been privatized, basic infrastructure has been built, and capital markets have been established. In more advanced countries in the region, foreign investment flows have soared and trade performance has dramatically improved. These reforms are even more remarkeable when placed in the context of the numerous upheavals,both economic and financial, that have affected the region in recent years. However, Latin America is also a region that has failed to deliver the kind of economic performance that most observers expected, given its wealth of natural resources, proximity to North America and Europe, and relative level of development. Despite the region's indisputable economic and social accomplishments, gains have varied widely among these countries. While some have successfully implemented macroeconomic, political, and institutional reforms, many countries have yet to create thenecessary conditions for fostering economic growth and competitiveness. The Latin American Competitiveness Report 2001-2002 highlights the prospects for growth in the region, and, more importantly, reveals the obstacles to competitiveness. Through in-depth analysis of regional trends and detailed country profiles, the Report assesses the comparative strengths and weaknesses of the leading economies in Latin America. It also contains essays on a variety of issues relevant to competitiveness along with an assessment of the impact of the events ofSeptember 11th on the longer-term prospects of the region. The Latin American Competitiveness Report 2001-2002 is an invaluable tool for policymakers, business strategists, and other important stakeholders as well as essential reading for all with an interest in the region.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 222 pages
  • 232.7 x 256.5 x 10.9mm | 612.36g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • figs.tabs.1M.
  • 0195152565
  • 9780195152562

Table of contents

1. How competitive are the Latin American economies? How much has happened after the economic reforms?; 2. Consumption patterns and natural resource dependence? Are these countries in a sustainable growth path?; 3. Logistics and markets: overcoming the challenges of a difficult geography; 4. Basis for competitiveness in the future: research, innovation and creativity; 5. Basis for competitiveness in the future: educational reform for the XXIst century; 6. Basis for competitiveness in the future: Latin America and the ITC revolution; 7. Basis for competitiveness in the future: the challenges of financial development; 8. Basis for competitiveness in the future: business climate and corporate governance in the region; 9. Basis for competitiveness in the future: trade pacts and FDI attraction; 10. Country specific assessments of competitivenessshow more

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"The editors highlight prospects for growth in the region and, more important, reveal the obstacles to competitiveness. Through in-depth analysis of regional trends and detailed country profiles, the book assesses the comparative strengths and weaknesses of leading economies."--Business Horizonsshow more