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International Journal of Competitiveness (3 papers in press)

 

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  • Revisiting the competitiveness theory in the new global environment: Review and analysis of the competitiveness definition   Order a copy of this article
    by Juyoung Lee, Elena Karpova 
    Abstract: The purpose of this research is to conceptualize the definition of competitiveness, based on extant theoretical and empirical research, thereby advancing the process of competitiveness theory building. To address the research purpose, the study analyzed theoretical backgrounds of competitiveness to develop a comprehensive perspective and definition of the construct. To address the research purpose, in this study: (1) a theory building process (Silver 1983) was used to analyze existing definitions of thecompetitiveness construct; (2) theoretical concepts were extracted from the existing competitiveness definitions and theories; and (3) based on the analysis, a comprehensive definition of competitiveness was proposed.
    Keywords: competitiveness definition; theory building; productivity; knowledge.

  • COUNTRY PATTERNS AND EFFECTS ON THE EASE OF DOING BUSINESS AND COMPETITIVENESS. A GLOBAL STUDY   Order a copy of this article
    by Jorge Mongay 
    Abstract: The research collects data from 166 nations and analyses the relationship between the Ease of Doing Business during years 2010-2015 and 13 country factors using an Analysis of Variance and an Estimated Size Effect with a cloud of data in the analysis of N=2324. The results are quite interesting discarding associations in 9 factors in total while the independent variables or factors income, geographical region, economic freedom and corruption show significance at <0.05 level. The findings explained by the size effect square results, state that up to a 53% of the variations of the Ease of Doing Business levels can be explained by the income and up to a 46% can be explained by the variable geographical region, recommending to managers to incorporate these 2 issues in their analysis when evaluating country attractiveness or ease of doing business.
    Keywords: Country patterns; doing business; legislations; globalization; region; income; corruption; economic freedom; analysis of variance; ANOVA; estimated size effect.

  • A strategic plan for the East Belarus mechanical engineering cluster
    by Anthony Evans 
    Abstract: The Belarus economy has recently contracted due to a sharp reduction in exports to Russia and falling domestic demand. Significant foreign currency debt repayments are due and there is a pressing need to secure inward investment and generate growth. Despite being a predominantly planned economy, Belarus has demonstrated a policy commitment to improving its competitiveness. The removal of EU sanctions in 2015 has created an opportunity to further these reforms with a coherent cluster plan. In particular, this paper identifies the East Belarus mechanical engineering industry as being an ideal focal point. Move into higher value production by bridging with automation in manufacturing and self driving vehicles • Create a university partnership for management training and R&D • Use public private partnerships (PPP) to improve infrastructure, building on the work with EBRD to invest in the M10 motorway • Adopt tax breaks to incentivise innovation and competitive excellence • Extend the high technology park to the East Belarus industrial core
    Keywords: Belarus, Cluster, Competitiveness, Mechanical engineering