Management in Latin America

Threats and Opportunities in the Globalized World

Authors: Feldmann, Paulo

  • Analyzes the quality of entrepreneurial management, innovation and economic development in the Latin American region
  • Explains Latin American management practices as well as the threats and opportunities
  • Suggests ways in which Latin American businesses can increase productivity and innovation in order to improve performance in the global market
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  • Due: October 20, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35730-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
About this book

The aim of this book is to analyze the quality of entrepreneurial management and economic development in the Latin American region from a microeconomic point of view. It seeks to explain the Latin American way of business management as well as envision ways in which Latin American businesses can increase productivity and innovation in order to successfully compete in the global market.

Latin America comprises nearly 8.5% of the global population and represents over 8% of the global GDP, yet it is home to only 12 (or less than 2.5%) of the world’s 500 largest companies. In this volume, the author analyzes the unique dynamics of Latin American corporate culture to consider the particular obstacles to more successful performance. Drawing evidence from dozens of companies across the eight largest Latin American economies, he notes that Latin American companies have evolved in the context of a highly aristocratic and oligarchic society, dominated by patriarchal families from the upper classes. Corporate structure, especially in family-owned companies, is based largely on patronage and privilege and often characterized by unnecessary hierarchy, redundant responsibilities and poor communication and information management systems. Operating in relative isolation, with little incentive to invest in innovation to compete against foreign products has reinforced this conservative culture.

Taking a fresh perspective that focuses at the firm level, with an emphasis on corporate administration, the author presents a compelling explanation for Latin America’s delay in economic development and offers insights for promoting innovation and entrepreneurship, identifying promising industrial sectors and improving productivity and competitiveness on the global stage.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Feldmann, Paulo Roberto

    Pages 1-5

  • Culture, Geography, Wealth in Natural Resources, and Technology: Ingredients That Could Make Latin America More Developed and Innovative

    Feldmann, Paulo Roberto

    Pages 7-14

  • The Latin American Economy and Its Main Countries from the Point of View of Economic Representativeness: The Industrialization Process of the Region

    Feldmann, Paulo Roberto

    Pages 15-20

  • The Business Environment in the Eight Most Important Countries Economically

    Feldmann, Paulo Roberto

    Pages 21-29

  • Management in Latin America: Where Are the Problems?

    Feldmann, Paulo Roberto

    Pages 31-38

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-04750-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-04749-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 20, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35730-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Management in Latin America
Book Subtitle
Threats and Opportunities in the Globalized World
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-04750-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-04750-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-04749-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35730-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 163
Number of Illustrations and Tables
35 b/w illustrations, 69 illustrations in colour
Topics