Reviving the bauxite and alumina industry

Reviving the bauxite and alumina industry
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Baker, Philip
British Library, The
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3 January 2012
Trends: economic, social and technology trends affecting business
Business and management
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In this article, Philip Baker, Director of Economics and Projects at the Jamaica Bauxite Institute and lecturer in Strategic Management and Research Methods at the University of Technology, Jamaica, examines the revival of the Jamaican bauxite and alumina industry against the backdrop of the global economic downturn and the worldwide market for these minerals. It identifies some lessons worth learning and presents the revival initiatives already undertaken. It concludes with a set of revival measures currently being considered, and singles out the prospect of muted growth in major segments of the global economy as a likely risk to the revival process. This article originally appeared in Competition Matters, Volume 16, January 2012, pp.16-17 (ISSN 0799-2653) and is republished with permission of the Jamaica Fair Trade Commission.

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