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Natural resources: the current debate
Quality management promotion to improve competitiveness
In this article, the author aims to demonstrate the importance of quality issues in national strategies for increasing productivity and competitiveness in Latin America. Quality is an important factor in today's increasingly globalized and liberalized markets, and it is considered that the application of quality management techniques will make a ...
Latin America: Total factor productivity and its components
This article applies the stochastic-frontier model to examine total factor productivity (tfp) and its components in Latin America between 1960 and 2010. The likelihood-ratio test shows that, for a selection of Latin American countries over the 50 years analysed, the macroeconomic variables of technical inefficiency included in the model generally ...
Towards an efficient innovation policy in Latin America
Innovation has emerged as a central theme on the growth agenda of Latin America. This paper examines four issues. First, how can we know if Latin America really has an innovation problem that is behind its weak total factor productivity performance? Second, what do we mean by innovation and what are dimensions of it in which the region exhibits weaknesses? ...