Wint, Alvin G.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Management Studies
Jamaica in international competition
Brigulio, Lino; Cardina, Gordon
Competitiveness strategies for small states
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Malta Commonwealth Secretariat
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Examines Jamaica's performance in international competition by assessing how well the economy has performed over the period of Jamaica's existence as an independent country. The assessment concludes that Jamaica has been outperformed by several regional and extra-regional small economies primarily because the macro-stability that is essential to the economic success of small economies has been more elusive in Jamaica's case than in the cases of high-performing small economies. At the same time, there are examples of Jamaican firms, industries and institutions that have consistently performed at internationally competitive levels. Identifies the factors driving competitiveness in these organisations and concludes by recognizing the need for a symbiotic relationship between efficient management at the state and enterprise levels.....