Perceiving Competitiveness under the Restructuring Process of Globalization

International Journal of Business and Management, 13(8), 135–153, 2018

19 Pages Posted: 30 Apr 2019

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Charis Vlados

Democritus University of Thrace, Department of Economics

Nikolaos Deniozos

University of Greece - Department of Turkish Studies and Modern Asian Studies National and Kapodistrian

Dimos Chatzinikolaou

Democritus University of Thrace, Department of Economics

Michail Demertzis

Democritus University of Thrace, School of Law, Students

Date Written: 2018

Abstract

Currently, it is becoming progressively clearer within the international scientific community that there is no narrow economic reasoning which could lead to an evolutionary conception of globalization. Under such circumstances, the contemporary globalization crisis emerges as a new center of research for all the converging socioeconomic sciences. The current article proposes a new analytical architecture to approach the current dynamics of globalization, by trying to comprehend the underlying evolutionary socioeconomic process and by placing the living capitalist firm as a central concept in this analytical framework. In particular, it conceptualizes the capitalistic enterprise as an open living system under a constant synthesis of Stra.Tech.Man terms (the interconnection between Strategy, Technology and Management). It studies business as an agent of action which both creates and is created by the socioeconomic environment within a continuously systemic process, while perceiving all the sectoral and cross-sectoral dynamics as dialectic agents of the globalizing evolution. Finally, we propose perceiving competitiveness as synthesis of business dynamics, socioeconomic spaces and sectoral structures in global level, and draw the conclusion that it is analytically useful and fruitful to understand competitiveness as an organic-strategic process.

Keywords: competitiveness, globalization, innovation, interspatial development, Stra.Tech.Man analysis

Suggested Citation

Vlados, Charis and Deniozos, Nikolaos and Chatzinikolaou, Dimos and Demertzis, Michail, Perceiving Competitiveness under the Restructuring Process of Globalization (2018). International Journal of Business and Management, 13(8), 135–153, 2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3362077

Charis Vlados (Contact Author)

Democritus University of Thrace, Department of Economics ( email )

Komotini
Greece

Nikolaos Deniozos

University of Greece - Department of Turkish Studies and Modern Asian Studies National and Kapodistrian ( email )

Greece

Dimos Chatzinikolaou

Democritus University of Thrace, Department of Economics ( email )

Komotini
Greece

Michail Demertzis

Democritus University of Thrace, School of Law, Students ( email )

Greece

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