San Jose [TCRN] – Florida Ice & Farm Co, Café Britt, Intel and Dos Pinos are among the most successful companies in Central America, says the annual study “Leading Companies in Central America and the Dominican Republic” conducted Summa and Hay Group, published in the 217th edition of Summa.

The study analyzes companies in their political, economical and social dimensions to determine the business management practices that characterize the leading companies in the region.

The ranking is based on the evaluations of top executives from Central America and the Dominican Republic, and what they consider to be the leading companies in the region based on their management practices.

In order to gather the data, Summa and Hay Group conducted a survey between January and February among 2000 executives and owners of around 350 companies in Central America and the Dominican Republic.

First, executives were asked to choose and nominate all the companies they considered to be leading companies in the region. These companies were then evaluated on a scale from 1 to 10, among seven different categories: finances, operations, products and services, customer service, human resources, social responsibility, and image.

During the evaluation process, the study took into account the score obtained by all companies in each category as well as the number of nominations obtained from executives. Companies that obtained and average score equal or above 8% across the different categories were classified as leading companies.

The leading companies that ranked in the top 10 for the entire region are: Wal-Mart Centroamerica (Regional), Autoridad del Canal de Panama (Panam), Copa Airlines (Regional), Florida Ice & Farm Co (Costa Rica), Café Britt (Costa Rica), TACA (Regional), Intel (Costa Rica), Coca Cola Femsa (Regional), Banco General (Panama) and Escuela Agricola Panamericana Zamorano (Honduras). The 11th position went to Costa Rican company Dos Pinos.

Florida Ice & Farm Co, Escuela Agricola Panamericana Zamorano and Dos Pinos made it into the leading companies rank for the first time this year.
In addition, the study shows which company got the highest scores in every single category.

To determine the ranking per country, the study took into account all the companies that obtained a score equal or above 7,0%.

In Costa Rica, the companies which obtained a score equal or above 7% are: Hewlett-Packard, Purdy Motor, Auto Mercado, Banco de Costa Rica, BAC San Jose, Procter & Gamble.

The study “Leading Companies in Central America and the Dominican Republic” seeks to provide executives and company owners with information about successful business management practices which they can use to improve the success of their businesses.

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