Service Pioneers

Stories of Innovative Entrepreneurship

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Challenging the notion that developing countries essentially export commodities, this book showcases the diversity of trade in services that flourishes in developing and least developed countries. With 28 case studies of entrepreneurs from 18 developing countries in a wide range of trade in service sectors, the book serves as an inspiration for would-be entrepreneurs. Experts also provide insights on sustainability, excellence and innovation.

English French, Spanish



Consisting of more than 7,000 islands in southeast Asia, with a population of 84.6 million in 2006, the Philippines has seen its economy open significantly over the last two decades because of policies of liberalization, privatization and deregulation. The Philippines experienced substantial development in 2006 with real GDP growth exceeding 5%. Key to this growth was the Philippines’ services sector, which accounted for more than half of its GDP that year.

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