Online from: 1974
Subject Area: Economics
|Title:||Globalization of small islands: the case of Curaçao|
|Author(s):||Miguel Goede, (The University of The Netherlands Antilles, Curaçao, The Netherlands Antilles)|
|Citation:||Miguel Goede, (2008) "Globalization of small islands: the case of Curaçao", International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 35 Iss: 5, pp.344 - 363|
|Keywords:||Corporate governance, Curaçao, Globalization, The Netherlands Antilles|
|Article type:||Case study|
|DOI:||10.1108/03068290810861602 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present a case study of Curaçao as a small island coping with globalization and to contribute to the development of a framework to discuss globalization and corporate governance.
Design/methodology/approach – The paper starts to integrate three scenarios: globalization, the paradigmatic approach of corporate governance, and the categorization of organizations. This framework is then applied to the case of Curaçao.
Findings – Globalization of Curaçao involves the introduction of the Anglo-American model of governance into several actors. This is a major change that the society finds difficult adapting to. A significant part of the population is at risk of being excluded.
Originality/value – The paper contributes to a multi-paradigm approach to corporate governance, and in analyzing the globalization of small islands.
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