MicSem Special Features

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Video Listings

Off The Beaten Path

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

May 20, 2019 BUSINESS

Mind Your Own Business

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

May 20, 2019 BUSINESS CULTURAL

Take Me to Your Island

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

May 20, 2019 BUSINESS CULTURAL

Staying Connected

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

May 20, 2019 BUSINESS

Micronesian Counselors

Swimming with the Tide

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Island development today could learn from the past: the importance of trading partnerships and self-enforced contracts.

October 21, 2020 BUSINESS ECONOMICS

Why I Can't Get A Loan...and Probably Shouldn't Anyway!

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Helping prospective businessmen draw up a business plan for a loan may be a bad idea

October 21, 2020 BUSINESS

Business and Family in Micronesia

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Compilation of best practices for balancing kin obligations with what is needed to make a business work.

October 21, 2020 BUSINESS

An Alternative Strategy for Developing a Micronesian Export Industry

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

An inventory of factors to be considered before opening an export business in the islands.

October 21, 2020 BUSINESS

A Tuna Industry in Micronesia?

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

The case for launching a large fishing industry in the islands despite a long list of past failures.

October 21, 2020 BUSINESS ECONOMICS

Who Will Own Business in Majuro

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Study of how Chinese immigrants have become dominant in business on Majuro and what effects this is having on the local population.

October 21, 2020 BUSINESS

The Clam Industry in the Marshalls

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

History of the clam industry and the problems encountered along the way.

October 21, 2020 BUSINESS ECONOMICS

Micsem Discussion

Your New Business Doesn't Have to Fail

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Promise and problems in setting up a private business in Micronesia.

April 01, 2000 BUSINESS

The YTK Proposal and the Future of Fishing in Pohnpei

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Japanese proposal to establish a large fishing industry on Pohnpei may threaten other fishing interests.

February 13, 1997 BUSINESS ECONOMICS GOVERNMENT

What Can We Do to Promote Private Business

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Exploration of ways in which the private sector in the economy could be helped to expand.

January 26, 1994 BUSINESS ECONOMICS

Books

On Your Mark, Get Set... Tourism’s Take-Off in Micronesia

Francis X. Hezel, SJ

When Continental Air Micronesia inaugurated regular jet air service to the Trust Territory in the late 1960s, it opened commercial possibilities for islands then struggling with an uncertain political and economic future. Tourism became a distant hope as an engine for economic growth. In 1970, Continental built three new 50 room hotels in Chuuk, Palau, and the Northern Marianas and began vigorously promoting the islands as a Pacific paradise getaway destination. What happened over subsequent decades in these three island groups is the subject of this study. It offers lessons for other island nations hoping for a tourism boom today.

When Continental Air Micronesia inaugurated regular jet air service to the Trust Territory in the late 1960s, it opened commercial possibilities for islands then struggling with an uncertain political and economic future. Tourism became a distant hope as an engine for economic growth. In 1970, Continental built three new 50 room hotels in Chuuk, Palau, and the Northern Marianas and began vigorously promoting the islands as a Pacific paradise getaway destination. What happened over subsequent decades in these three island groups is the subject of this study. It offers lessons for other island nations hoping for a tourism boom today.October 21, 2020 BUSINESS ECONOMICS