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The Competitiveness of Nations : Why Some Countries Prosper While Others Fall Behind

Fagerberg, Jan LU ; Srholec, Martin LU and Knell, Mark (2007) In World Development 35(10). p.1595-1620
Abstract

Why do some countries perform much better than other countries? This paper outlines a synthetic framework, based on Schumpeterian logic, for analyzing this question. Four different aspects of competitiveness are identified: technology, capacity, demand, and price. The contribution of the paper is particularly to highlight the three first aspects, which often tend to be ignored due to measurement problems. The empirical analysis, based on a sample of 90 countries on different levels of development during 1980-2002, demonstrated the relevance of technology, capacity, and demand competitiveness for growth and development. Price competitiveness seems generally to be of lesser importance.

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Asian tigers, competitiveness, development, innovation, Sub-Saharan Africa
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World Development
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35
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10
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26 pages
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Elsevier
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0305-750X
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10.1016/j.worlddev.2007.01.004
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  author       = {Fagerberg, Jan and Srholec, Martin and Knell, Mark},
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  keyword      = {Asian tigers,competitiveness,development,innovation,Sub-Saharan Africa},
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  pages        = {1595--1620},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {World Development},
  title        = {The Competitiveness of Nations : Why Some Countries Prosper While Others Fall Behind},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2007.01.004},
  volume       = {35},
  year         = {2007},
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