International Restructuring Dynamics of Competitive Advantages

Middle East Forum, Issue 1, pp. 233-251, 1996

20 Pages Posted: 13 Sep 2018

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Charis Vlados

Democritus University of Thrace, Department of Economics

Date Written: March 1, 1996

Abstract

Following the collapse of the bipolar system, the international system of the post-war period was led into such a crisis, which – if wanted to be surmounted – demands the application of an architecture of international regulation of a qualitatively different scope.

However, the conception of the “triad poles” seems to one-sidedly obey to the orientation of the “internationalization of markets” where actually the reproduction and exploitation of competitive advantages inevitably lead to the nationwide level of regulation and crisis.

In addition to this, the approach of the construction/reconstruction of competitive advantages on a national basis, is usually conceived either in a coincidental or in a superficial way. In this way, the specific historical and synthetical terms of entanglement and the crisis of Fordism are left into obscurity during the present phase of their international restructuring.

On the contrary, in the analysis of competitive advantages a direction focusing on “the environment” of the sustainable development on local terms appears to be a quite fertile one. In the light of the above facts the proposed approach taken the following form:

• First, the logic of structural integration and enrichment on a multi-national basis should be put forward, instead of the use of simple movements of market promotion and the “pseudo-globalization”.

• Second, “regulatory bridges” of public planning should be composed among local-regional and multi-national development dynamics.

• Finally, it is necessary that a new way of international competition and cooperation, beyond the idea of the “traditional narrow national benefits”, should be comprehend and put in action.

Suggested Citation

Vlados, Charis, International Restructuring Dynamics of Competitive Advantages (March 1, 1996). Middle East Forum, Issue 1, pp. 233-251, 1996, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3217975 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3217975

Charis Vlados (Contact Author)

Democritus University of Thrace, Department of Economics ( email )

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