Drivers of Competitiveness by Diego Comin

Drivers of Competitiveness

byDiego Comin

Kobo ebook | March 8, 2016

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In this day and age, technology has become ever more prominent and omnipresent in our lives. As technological developments emerge and become more ubiquitous, it becomes vital to understand and analyze the impact of technology on society.

Drivers of Competitiveness focuses on technology and seeks to analyze its causes and consequences on productivity and competitiveness and to examine the dynamic relationships between the different factors in various contexts. Building on state-of-the-art research, the book illustrates the global, institutional and technological factors that shape the performance of business and countries.

Unlike most existing books in the field, Drivers of Competitiveness is a self-contained case book ideal for classroom use. The cases in the book are brand new. All of them are written in the context of the global financial crisis, providing a new perspective on the crisis that sheds light on its effect on competitiveness and on the diversity of responses by companies and countries. The cases and the analytical framework that emerges from the book constitute an essential kit for current and future managers, policy-makers and observers of global dynamics.

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Contents:

  • Acknowledgements

  • Introduction

  • Globalization:

    • Singapore's "Midlife Crisis"?
    • China "Unbalanced"
    • Malaysia: People First?
    • Malaysia: The Economic Transformation Program (B)
    • Central Europe After the Crash: Between Europe and the Euro
  • Institutions:

    • South Africa (A): Stuck in the Middle?
    • South Africa (B): Getting Unstuck?
    • Egypt: Turbulence, and Transition?
    • Peru: Family Groups and Competitiveness
    • Spain: Can the House Resist the Storm?
  • Technology and Innovation:

    • Inkaterra
    • ABB: "In China, For China"
    • Low-Carbon, Indigenous Innovation in China
    • CoET: Innovation in Africa
    • Malaysia: Standing on a Single Leaf
    • Fraunhofer: Innovation in Germany
    • Fraunhofer: Five Significant Innovations
    • The Great Moderation, Dead or Alive?
    • The US Current Account Deficit
  • Drivers of Competitiveness

  • Epilogue

  • Index

Readership: International business; current and future managers, policy-makers and observers of global dynamics.
Key Features:

  • Presents a new and original conceptual framework to explore the drivers of competitiveness and productivity
  • Incorporates state-of-the-art research on the drivers and consequences of technology
  • Based on new case studies, all written in the context of the recent global recession, providing a new perspective on the crisis and new managerial insights
Title:Drivers of CompetitivenessFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 8, 2016Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:981470475X

ISBN - 13:9789814704755

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