Latin America

Why are so few of the world’s biggest companies from Latin America?

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Lourdes Casanova

Senior Lecturer and Academic Director, Emerging Markets Institute, Johnson School of Management, Cornell University

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List of Latin American companies in Global Fortune 500 published in July 2015
GDP nominal (left axis) versus number of companies in Global 500 (right axis) published in July 2015 Image: Author, based on data from World Bank and Global Fortune 500 ranking published in July 2015
List of companies from China, South Korea, India, Brazil and Mexico in Global 500 published in July 2015 Image: Author, based on data from Global Fortune 500 ranking published in July 2015
Image: Author based on data from Global Fortune 500 ranking published in July 2015
Image: Author based on data from América Economía data published in July 2015.

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