Can Latin American Firms Compete?

Hardcover | October 4, 2007

EditorRobert Grosse, Luiz F. Mesquita

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In many discussions of globalization and growth, attention focuses on Asia, notably China, South Korea, and India. In contrast, 'Can Latin American Firms Compete?' looks at business developments in another key emerging market region, Latin America. It examines the success and failure thatLatin American firms have met with, in their own markets and elsewhere in the world, the reasons behind these outcomes, and these firms' future prospects.Including contributions from leading international experts on business in Latin America, the book draws on concepts from organization theory, industrial organization, economics, marketing, sociology, and political science. It includes sections on broad themes of competitiveness in Latin America,micro-level strategies of firms in specific sectors, the competitiveness of firms in specific countries, and competing in emerging markets. Cases examined range in size and sector, and include some of the largest firms in Latin America, such as as Embraer in Brazil, Quinenco (Luksic) in Chile,Techint in Argentina, Grupo Carso in Mexico, Cisneros in Venezuela, and Grupo Empresarial Antioqueno in Colombia.This well-informed book will be essential reading for academics, policy-makers, and those with a serious interest in business development in Latin America.

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In many discussions of globalization and growth, attention focuses on Asia, notably China, South Korea, and India. In contrast, 'Can Latin American Firms Compete?' looks at business developments in another key emerging market region, Latin America. It examines the success and failure thatLatin American firms have met with, in their own...

Professor Robert Grosse is Director of the Leadership Development program at Standard Bank in Johannesburg, South Africa. He holds a B.A. degree from Princeton University and a doctorate from the University of North Carolina, both in international economics. He has taught international finance in the MBA programs at Thunderbird, the...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:376 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.18 inPublished:October 4, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Robert Grosse: IntroductionSection I: Themes in Competitiveness of Latin American Firms2. Robert Grosse: The Role of Economic Groups in Latin America3. Marcia Tavares,: Outward FDI and the Competitiveness of Latin American Firms4. Jorge Katz: Cycles of Creation and Destruction of Production Capacity: Exports and the Development of Domestic Technological Capabilities in Latin America5. Gerry McDermott: The Politics of Institutional Renovation and Competitive Upgrading: Lessons from the Transformation of the Argentine Wine IndustrySection II: Micro-Level Strategies of Firms in Specific Sectors6. Hector Ochoa: Antioquia Entrepreneur Group (GEA)'s Strategies for Facing International Competitors: The Case of the Food Manufacturing Group7. Michael Penfold: Competing Under Stress: The Shrimp Cluster in Venezuela8. Andres Hatum and Andrew Pettigrew: Can Argentine Companies Survive? A Study of the Determinants of Organizational FlexibilitySection III: Competitiveness of Firms from Selected Countries9. Eduardo Fracchia and Luiz F. Mesquita: The Corporate Strategies of Business Groups in the Wake of Competitive Shocks: Lessons from Argentina10. Thomas Wood and Miguel Caldas: Brazilian Firms and the Challenge of Competitiveness11. Robert Grosse and Douglas Thomas: Sources of Competitiveness of Large Mexican GroupsSection IV: Competing in Emerging Markets12. Andrea Goldstein and Omar Toulan: 'Multilatinas' Go to China: Two Case Studies13. Dong-Sung Cho: Sustainable Management of Korean Firms: A Case Study of Yuhan-Kimberly and its Implication for Latin American Firms14. John Edmunds: National Financial Systems and Enterprise Development in Latin America15. Guillermo D'Andrea: Beating the Paradox of Emerging Markets: Strategies for Reaching the Consumers at the Base of the Pyramid16. Luiz F. Mesquita: Conclusions