Key Issues in Defining and Analysing the Competitiveness of a Country

University of Tartu Economics and Business Administration Working Paper No. 1

59 Pages Posted: 11 Aug 2003

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Janno Reiljan

University of Tartu - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Maria Hinrikus

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Estonia - Division of Economic Analysis

Anneli Ivanov

University of Tartu

Date Written: 2000

Abstract

In outline, the present working paper aims at presenting, analysing and systematising key issues of the complex analysis on a country's competitiveness. Competitiveness is a multidimensional feature of an economic entity operating in a market economy. Therefore different aspects of competitiveness are explored. The meaning of competitiveness for different economic entities is determined and a thorough discussion is given on national competitiveness. The major stages of development of competitiveness concepts are presented. The manageability and features of factors forming national competitiveness are analysed. Finally, the problem of choosing national competitive strategy is addressed.

Keywords: Competitiveness, National competitiveness strategies

JEL Classification: F00, O1, O4

Suggested Citation

Reiljan, Janno and Hinrikus, Maria and Ivanov, Anneli, Key Issues in Defining and Analysing the Competitiveness of a Country (2000). University of Tartu Economics and Business Administration Working Paper No. 1, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=418540 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.418540

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Anneli Ivanov

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