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The Macro Impact of Small Organizations in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

The Macro Impact of Small Organizations in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)


July 12, 2024


Another aspect of smallness in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) is that all organizations within these states are typically small. Only a handful of organizations surpass a thousand employees. Management theories from textbooks do not apply one-on-one but need to be adjusted to the local circumstances. In such environments, there is no clear distinction between micro, mezzo, and macro issues—every issue becomes a macro issue.

The bankruptcy of a company with just a dozen employees can send a shockwave through society. Imagine the impact when an airline with a fleet of two airplanes and a hundred employees goes under. Such an event causes significant disruption and economic and social hardship, illustrating the profound interconnectedness of small-scale economies.

Another consequence of the small scale is the strain on social funds. Not enough working citizens support these funds adequately, leading to their chronic underfunding. This underfunding jeopardizes the sustainability and effectiveness of social programs, impacting the overall well-being of the population.

In conclusion, the small scale of organizations in SIDS exacerbates the challenges these states face. The lack of distinction between different levels of issues means that every problem has wide-reaching effects. Additionally, the limited pool of working citizens puts immense pressure on social funds, further complicating the economic landscape.

Understanding these dynamics is crucial for developing strategies to mitigate the adverse effects of small-scale and foster more resilient and sustainable development in SIDS.




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