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Culture and Leadership Across the World by Robert J. House, Felix C. Brodbeck, Jagdeep S. Chhokar

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Colombia: The Human Relations Side of Enterprise*

Enrique OgliastriUniversidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia,and INCAE Business School (Costa Rica)Instituto de Empresa Business School (Spain)

1.  COLOMBIA: ECONOMIC, POLITICAL, AND SOCIAL BACKGROUND

Population and Economy

Colombia had a population of 41 million in 1998, and an annual growth rate of 2.2%. The average Colombian household included 5.2 persons, and population density reached 31 inhabitants per square kilometer. The nation's literacy rate was 87%. Per capita income averaged U.S.$1,400 annually, and purchasing power was one fourth that of the United States. Sustained economic growth ...

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