Dynamic Asia has overtaken the European Union as Latin America and the Caribbean’s second largest export market, after the United States. However, the region’s exports to Asia remain concentrated in few commodities involving a small number of large firms. This book explores the present and future scope for the participation of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in biregional trade and value chains and the measures that can be taken to make those chains more inclusive and sustainable. SMEs have a low direct presence in the region’s export flows and their participation in the supplier networks of multinational companies is weak.
This volume reviews several supplier development programmes (SDPs) adopted in various countries in Asia and Latin America to increase SME linkages with multinational firms. These programmes, many of which are public-private initiatives, aim to boost SME productivity and enhance their participation in value chains.
A business degree may provide you with the credentials to get your foot in the door of many companies, but climbing the corporate ladder to assume a leadership role requires more than an MBA. To really succeed in business leadership, you need a positive mentality, a value system, and a willingness to put in time and effort to achieve your goals - traits that best exemplify how to lead by example and follow others.Glenn Edwards was born into the business world and has spent decades building and investing in enterprises. In Coming Into Your Own, Edwards shares his lifetime of wisdom, instilled in him by his successful parents and more than four decades in various industries. Citing his own illustrious career path, Edwards will show you how he developed the core powerful qualities he believes every aspiring leader needs - and how you can apply them to your own life.From a winning attitude and a strong work ethic to good relationships with colleagues and competitors and the importance of giving back, discover how to be a leader whose success is measured not only by financial profits, but by how you conduct business in both your personal and professional lives.
Life-Changing Teaching on Prayer from One of the Topic s Leading AuthorsBased on years of ministry and experience, international prayer leader and bestselling author Dutch Sheets presents a real-world, hands-on foundation for prayer. With wisdom and practical insight, he helps you develop the core of an effective prayer life: a stronger, lasting relationship with God as Father and friend. He also shows you how to:· make prayer a vital part of your life· pray alone and in groups· persist in prayer until you see God s answers· become a powerful intercessor for those you love· and more! He even includes questions at the end of each chapter to help you immediately implement what you re learning."This book is really for all prayer warriors, whether just beginning or advanced."--Cindy Jacobs