Title: Assessment of the factors of sustainable competitiveness growth of the companies in Latvia and Lithuania

Authors: Irena Danilevičienėč; Natalja Lace

Addresses: Department of Financial Engineering, Faculty of Business Management, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Saulėtekio Av. 11, LT-10223, Vilnius, Lithuania ' Riga Technical University, Kalnciema Str. 6, LV-1048, Riga, Latvia

Abstract: In the context of globalisation and rapid technological changes, competitiveness is closely related to productivity and sustainable competitiveness growth is possible only by the growth in productivity. It follows, that the objective of this article is to assess the growth of sustainable competitiveness in different industries' in Latvia and Lithuania. The following tasks have been implemented, to analyse the theoretical aspects of sustainability, productivity and competitiveness, and to reveal and assess the relationships between competitiveness and productivity. The following methods of analysis are used; an analysis and summary of the scientific literature, the theoretical and practical statements matching methods and analysis of the statistical data, total factor productivity and return on equity. Here are also methods, time and space limitations. The results show, that there is a link between the results of the competitiveness using various productivity assessment methods, but special attention should be given to technologies, innovation use and capital formation.

Keywords: capital; competitiveness; labour; regression; return on equity; ROE; total factor productivity; TFP; Latvia; Lithuania.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLC.2021.116678

International Journal of Learning and Change, 2021 Vol.13 No.4/5, pp.510 - 526

Received: 20 Aug 2019
Accepted: 03 Nov 2019

Published online: 29 Jul 2021 *

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