The Success Factors of Manufacturing Firms in Caribbean Small Island States: A Look at Barbados

26 Pages Posted: 23 Apr 2016

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Crystal Drakes

University of the West Indies

Winston Moore

University of the West Indies, Cave Hill

Date Written: November 6, 2015

Abstract

Since the 1970s, the output of the Barbadian manufacturing industry has been on a steady downward trajectory. This paper utilises a database of 308 small and medium manufacturing firms to identify the factors that impact on the performance of manufacturing firms in island economies. An integrated model of firm performance including economic, organisational and innovation factors is developed and estimated using a pooled ordinary least square model.

Keywords: Barbados, Manufacturing, Firm Performance

JEL Classification: L25, L60, N16

Suggested Citation

Drakes, Crystal and Moore, Winston, The Success Factors of Manufacturing Firms in Caribbean Small Island States: A Look at Barbados (November 6, 2015). Central Bank of Barbados 15/10, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2768206 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2768206

Crystal Drakes (Contact Author)

University of the West Indies ( email )

Cave Hill
Barbados

Winston Moore

University of the West Indies, Cave Hill ( email )

Bridgetown
Barbados

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