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Modern Competitiveness in the Twenty-First Century: Global Experiences, edited by Jessica M. Bailey, Claudette Chin-Loy, Nikolaos Karagiannis, and Zagros Madjd-Sadjadi, is a collection of essays that explores the relationships among many factors that can create and support success in a competitive environment. The authors link competitiveness with economic development, tertiary education, health insurance, sociocultural and legal issues, and analyze important aspects of competitiveness in the context on many area of the world, including the Caribbean region, Greece, the Czech Republic, the Bahamas, and Vietnam.
Bailey, Chin-Loy, Karagiannis, and Madjd-Sadjadi host a thought-provoking platform for developing alternatives to improve competitiveness in the twenty-first century. The contributions to Modern competitiveness in the Twenty-First Century not only expand and update the existing body of knowledge, including contemporary material in direct contrast with older views and thought, but, more importantly, this collection provides a rich menu for alternative policies related to many aspects of competitiveness.
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Table of Contents
List of Table ix
List of Figures xi
Part I Economic Development & Competitiveness
1 Regional Development Options and Strategies: Industrial Targeting and Entrepreneurship Zagros Madjd-Sadjadi Notis Pagiavlas 3
2 Foreign Direct Investments, Endogenous Competency, and Competitiveness: Elements from Global Experiences Nicholas Obayuwana David Stewart Abdelaziz Testas 21
3 Development Policy, Endogenous Competency, and Competitiveness in the Caribbean: The Challenge of the Developmental State Approach Nikolaos Karagiannis Zagros Madjd-Sadjadi Doria Stitts 35
Part II Tertiary Education, Health Insurance, & Competitiveness
4 Rifacimento of the Business School Curriculum: Increasing Competitiveness in the Twenty-First Century Jessica M. Bailey Morteza Sadri 63
5 Faculty Personal Productivity and Tertiary Education Competitiveness: A Preliminary Investigation of Key Factors Robert A. Herring M. Eileen Higgins Robert Dengler 81
6 Mandatory Health Insurance: Lessons from Massachusetts Craig J. Richardson 93
Part III Socio-cultural and Legal Issues & Competitiveness
7 New Approaches to Competitiveness Building in the Caribbean: Challenges of Creating a Pervasive Competition Culture Debbie A. Mohammed David Gibbs 107
8 Machiavellian Thinking in the United States and Jamaica Impacting Management, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership Practices Bahaudin G. Mujtaba Frank J. Cavico 123
9 Virtual Performance Management and Information Technology in the Twenty-First Century Workplace Bahaudin G. Mujtaba Donovan A. McFarlane 147
10 Antitrust Immunity: The Case of Liner Conferences under European Union Law Marel Katsivela 165
Part IV Caribbean Competitiveness Aspects
11 Promoting Export Competitiveness in CARICOM: Issues and Challenges Marie Freckleton 183
12 Boosting Private Sector Competitiveness for Developing in the Caribbean Dillon Alleyne 191
13 Improving the Competitiveness of the Caribbean Tourism Model Anthony Clayton Nikolaos Karagiannis Jessica M. Bailey 225
Part V Competitiveness Aspects from Selected Countries
14 Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship, and the Business Environment in Greece: Aspects from the EU South Aristidis Bitzenis John Marangos Vasileios A. Vlachos Nikos Astroulakis Giorgos Meramveliotakis Antonis Tsitouras 253
15 Macro Competitiveness of the Vietnamese Economy Swapan Sen 277
16 Foreign Direct Investment in the Banking Sector: Case Study of the Czech Republic and The Bahamas Gordana Pesakovic Olivia C. Saunders 283
About the Contributions 301
What People are Saying About This
This ambitious book tackles the many dimensions and levels of competitiveness in the context of globalization. It draws in a wide range of country experiences in seeking to develop their competitiveness in striving for development and the interactions of the socio-cultural and legal issues and competitiveness. These essays are important contributions to understanding and developing competitiveness at many levels in a globalizing world.
This book is an authoritative team effort in the study of competitiveness. Well-written and researched, the study provides an exhaustive treatment of competitiveness in relation to development, education, and a range of other issue areas. This is necessary reading for political economists of all stripes.
The papers in Modern Competitiveness offer quite interesting insights to the problems that small countries face in the increasingly competitive global markets. The book is of particular relevance to scholars interested in how the Caribbean countries try to make themselves more domestically and internationally competitive.