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Potential of Fair Trade for Developing Countries
by Iņaki Recondo

Free Trade agreements rather than encouraging prosperity and democracy have dramatically increased economical differences between developed and developing countries. It is not clear that such agreements as NAFTA and the future FTAA have delivered or will deliver the promises of increasing wealth, creating jobs or giving strength to democracy.

Fair Trade has its origin in responding to the unfair sides of Free Trade. Unfair techniques such as tariffs, quotas, subsidies and dumping policies are trade barriers which developed countries impose on developing countries to make the export of their goods and products even more difficult.

Traditionally, Fair Trade was focused on the agricultural industry, bringing the benefits of fair-trade to local communities of developing countries and helping these small-scale producers to gain direct access to international markets as well as to develop the necessary business capacity to compete in the global market.
Management Challenges in the New Economy
by A.Wiederhold

Although many books have been written by frustrated employees telling their personal stories little can be found on the phenomenon "New Economy" in the academic literature. The rise and fall of the New Economy may have come too quickly for academia to catch on. Hence the New Economy still leaves room for assessment and analysis...

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