University of Malta

Competing strategies of socio-economic development for small islands

 

Competing Strategies of Socio-Economic Development for Small Islands outlines development strategies for small islands within increasingly integrated regional and global economies. Islands provide intriguing lessons in the culture, economics, and management of a sustainable pattern of development based on locally proven, home-grown "good-sense", far removed from continental "best practices."

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  • Streeten, Paul (Institute of Island Studies, University of Prince Edward Island, 1998)
    The first Global Conference on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) convened in Barbados in 1994. The purpose of the gathering was to examine national and international strategies, and ...
  • Doumenge, Francois (Institute of Island Studies, University of Prince Edward Island, 1998)
    The 1992 gathering in Prince Edward Island sought to understand the critical problems currently facing small islands, along with their future trends. I wish now to draw attention to certain issues that remained somewhat ...
  • Baldacchino, Godfrey (Institute of Island Studies, University of Prince Edward Island, 1998)
    Milton's Satan serves conveniently as a symbol of defiant nationalism. He is the prototype rebel against global hegemonic forces; he is bent on sovereignty, freedom, and delinking strategies, at any cost. Entrusted ...
  • Baldacchino, Godfrey; Greenwood, Rob (Institute of Island Studies, University of Prince Edward Island, 1998)
    In 1992, the European Community was experiencing the full measure of the effects of the barrier-free single European internal market and bracing itself for the implications of the Maastricht agreement, envisaged to see ...
  • MacKinnon, Wayne (Institute of Island Studies, University of Prince Edward Island, 1998)
    Even the official motto belies its aspirations. The motto of Prince Edward Island, Parva sub ingenti, "The small under the protection of the great," is an apt metaphor for Canada's smallest province. It is also a bitterly ...
  • Hampton, Mark (Institute of Island Studies, University of Prince Edward Island, 1998)
    The island of Jersey has been an Offshore Finance Centre (OFC) for over thirty years and is in competition with many other island OFCs, both in the North Atlantic area and globally. Conventional wisdom, or the ...
  • House, John Douglas (Institute of Island Studies, University of Prince Edward Island, 1998)
    The machinery of the state in its various forms has a habit of looming larger than life in most small island territories. The accident of geography implies a natural disposition for the insular territory to require ...
  • Greenwood, Rob (Institute of Island Studies, University of Prince Edward Island, 1998)
    Innovations in the organization of production in peripheral localities promise to create economically sustainable development if emerging firm strategies are harnessed and co-ordinated. Changes in transportation ...
  • Shrimpton, Mark (Institute of Island Studies, University of Prince Edward Island, 1998)
    The offshore oil industry is dominated by huge multinational corporations, is technologically complex, has a distinctive culture, and is highly mobile in the exploration phase. It can appear off the coasts of island and ...
  • Fischer, Gerard; Encontre, Pierre (Institute of Island Studies, University of Prince Edward Island, 1998)
    The economic structure of any developing country is influenced concurrently by special disadvantages and advantages. Economic disadvantages or handicaps, and competitive advantages of small island developing countries, ...
  • Hache, Jean Didier (Institute of Island Studies, University of Prince Edward Island, 1998)
    I have chosen to concentrate on a basic question which, in spite of numerous efforts, has - in my opinion - not so far been satisfactorily answered, namely: how can we define and evaluate "insularity',? To do so, I will ...
  • Silva, Jose Manuel Monteiro da (Institute of Island Studies, University of Prince Edward Island, 1998)
    The archipelago of the Azores consists of a group of nine islands, with total areas varying from 17 square kilometres (Corvo) to 747 square kilometres (S. Miguel). The Azorean total territorial area is about 2,333 ...
  • Carse, Stephen (Institute of Island Studies, University of Prince Edward Island, 1998)
    The Isle of Man is not, nor ever has been, a part of the United Kingdom. It is a Crown Dependency of the United Kingdom and has the Queen as its sovereign head. It is home to a resident population of 71,714 (as of 1996), ...
  • Blackadder, Andrew (Institute of Island Studies, University of Prince Edward Island, 1998)
    Shetland is an archipelago of over one hundred windswept islands with a barren and hilly terrain. As a result of its landscape, Shetlanders have relied more on the sea for a living than on the land. This chapter examines ...
  • Briguglio, Lino (Institute of Island Studies, University of Prince Edward Island, 1998)
    The performance of small firms is crucial for the overall growth and development of many economies. In the European Union, small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) account for about 95 per cent of the firms, and ...
  • Bickerton, James (Institute of Island Studies, University of Prince Edward Island, 1998)
    The islands of Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland lie in close proximity to one another on Canada's Atlantic coast. In the modern era, they have shared a certain fundamental economic reality born of ...

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