Drivers Of Competitiveness

Author: Diego Comin
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN: 9814704733
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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.

The Political Economy Of Aerospace Industries A Key Driver Of Growth And International Competitiveness?

Author: Keith Hartley
Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub
ISBN: 178254495X
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'Every so often an academic book comes along which is not only powerfully analytical and deeply informative but also encapsulates the author's lifetime research interests. Authored by one of the UK's most eminent economists, Keith Hartley's latest book on the aerospace industry offers the reader an authoritative and fascinating insight in to a global industry of immense economic and strategic importance. This book will be essential reading for academic scholars, government policy-makers and aerospace industry practitioners alike.'
- Derek Braddon, UWE, Bristol, UK

'This is an important book about an important industry. Aerospace is a highly political and politicised industry that has often seemed immune to normal commercial practices;. Professor Hartley has turned powerful set of economic tools on the sector and calls into question some of the facile arguments that have often been used to justify government support for some economically dubious projects. He is especially forthright on the problematic area of military aerospace collaboration in Europe.'
- Keith Hayward, Head of Research, Royal Aeronautical Society, UK

'This is the definitive book on the political economy of the aerospace industry by the world's leading scholar on the subject. This is a must read for anyone studying defence economics or who is interested in the aerospace industry. It is clear, concise, and informative.'
- Todd Sandler, University of Texas at Dallas, US

Aerospace is often viewed as a key high-technology industry, important for a nation's future growth prospects and international competitiveness. This book presents an economic and political analysis of the world's aerospace industries and their performance.

Keith Hartley uses examples from most of the world's significant aerospace industries, especially across the USA, UK and Europe. The emphasis on political economy reflects the continuing influence of government on the fortunes of the industry. He presents chapters on aerospace markets, technical progress, industry structure, conduct and performance, a case study of BAE Systems, public choice analysis, the case for subsidies, procuring military aircraft, international collaboration, as well as an insight into future prospects. He concludes that the future aerospace firm will be radically different, but governments will continue to dominate the industry.

The Political Economy of Aerospace Industries will appeal to undergraduate and graduate students in industrial and defense economics, public choice and policy courses. It will also be of interest to researchers, policy-makers and those involved in the industry in various different capacities.

Contents: Preface 1. Introduction: An Important Industry? 2. An Overview of the World Aerospace Industry 3. Aerospace Markets 4. The Economics of the Aerospace Industry 5. The Economics of Technical Progress 6. Industry Structure 7. Industry Conduct and Performance 8. A Company Case Study. BAE Systems: Achievements, Rivals and Prospects 9. A Public Choice Analysis 10. A Case for Subsidy? 11. Buying Military Aircraft 12. The Political Economy of International Collaboration: An Overview of Benefits and Costs 13. International Collaboration: The Reality 14. Future Prospects Index

Competitiveness And Drivers Of Agricultural Trade Of Burundi

Author: Willy Marcel Ndayitwayeko
Publisher: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
ISBN: 3659921823
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The book is a detailed description of agricultural trade of Burundi, a land-locked developing country. Burundi is heavily relied on coffee and tea as main sources of foreign earnings. The author gives a glimpse of both trade structure and policies that have dominated and defined the economics of Burundi. The book combines normalized revealed comparative advantage and gravity model as analytical tools to gauge both the trade competitiveness and determinants of Burundi agricultural trade. Less competitive in selected products (coffee and tea),the study also found that a number of factors impede the flux of agricultural products of Burundi. It suggested the country to speed up trade reform implementation and also to follow prudent macroeconomic policies that will lead to sustainable trade growth.

Competitiveness Of The Asean Countries Corporate And Regulatory Drivers New Horizons In International Business

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub
ISBN: 184980124X
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In an age in which it is increasingly necessary for nations to consider their competitiveness and at a time when the world economy is facing recession, this book explores the possible trajectory of ASEAN - arguably one of the most dynamic areas in the world - as a regional economic and political bloc. This important and timely study focuses on the role of foreign direct investment in advancing the performance of ASEAN and the competitiveness of its firms, whereas other studies typically focus solely on the role of trade. The expert contributors - an interdisciplinary assembly of economists, lawyers and political scientists - present a comprehensive view of ASEAN's experiences over the past decade, addressing the industrial competitiveness of ASEAN and analysing the role of MNEs against the background of the challenges of integration. They illustrate that regional integration will only be a success if ASEAN's linkages are broadened with global partners through negotiations of Free Trade Agreements. The book concludes that although much still remains to be done, and many promises are still to be unveiled, ASEAN's `coming of age' is an historic milestone. Competitiveness of the ASEAN Countries will appeal to a broad readership including students, academics and researchers with an interest in Asian studies, international business, international economics and international law.

It Innovation For Adaptability And Competitiveness Ifip Tc8 Wg8 6 Seventh Working Conference On It Innovation For Adaptability And Competitiveness In Information And Communication Technology

Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1475780273
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IT Innovation for Adaptability and Competitiveness addresses the topic of IT innovations that can further an organization's ability to adapt and be competitive. Thus we address the problem at an earlier starting point, that is, the emergence of something innovative in an organization, applied to that organization, and its process of being diffused and accepted internally.
Topics covered in the book include:
-The role of IT in organizational innovation,
-Innovating systems development & process,
-Assessing innovation drivers,
-Innovation adoption,
-New environments, new innovation practices.

This volume contains the edited proceedings of the Seventh Working Conference on IT Innovation for Adaptability and Competitiveness, which was sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 8.6 and held at Intel Corporation, Leixlip, Ireland in May-June 2004.

Competitiveness Of South Asia S Container Ports A Comprehensive Assessment Of Performance Drivers And Costs Directions In Development

Author: Matías Herrera Dappe
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 1464808929
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South Asia s trade almost doubled in the past decade, but the share of trade in GDP is still smaller (47 percent) than in East Asia (55 percent), and South Asia s economic competitiveness continues to lag that of other regions. Part of the problem is the region s container ports. As a result of inefficiencies, the average cost of exporting or importing a container in the region is more than twice what it is in East Asia. Better port logistics could help increase trade, diversify exports, attract more foreign direct investment, and spur economic growth.

As container traffic continues to grow and physical expansion is constrained by the limited supply of available land at most ports, the best way to improve port performance is by increasing productivity. To identify strategies for doing so, this report examines the performance of the 14 largest container ports in the region based on two sets of criteria: operational performance and economic performance. To measure operational performance, the report benchmarks total time at port, waiting time at port, and idle time as a share of total time at berth. To measure economic performance, it benchmarks productivity and efficiency using two useful techniques: Malmquist total factor productivity decomposition and data envelopment analysis.

The report identifies key drivers of port performance and examines how differences in performance across ports are related to those drivers. This analysis is based on an original dataset on private sector participation, governance, and competition in South Asia s container port sector. To highlight the potential gains from improving performance of container ports, the report uses econometric techniques to isolate the impact of efficiency improvements on maritime transport costs and trade.

The results suggest that the best strategy for improving port performance in the region is a three-pronged approach that (a) encourages private sector participation through a well-developed enabling environment, including further adoption of the landlord port model; (b) strengthens the governance of port authorities boards; and (c) promotes competition between and within ports, in part through transparent and competitive concession bidding.

Changing Drivers The Impact Of Climate Change On Competitiveness And Value Creation In The Automotive Industry

Author: Duncan Austin
Publisher: World Resources Institute
ISBN: 1569735581
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Changing Drivers explores how emerging carbon constraints constitute a new influence on competitiveness in the automotive industry, creating both risks and opportunities for companies that could materially affect their earnings and ability to compete in global markets

Drivers Of Competitiveness

Author: Diego Comin
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN: 981470475X
Size: 23.76 MB
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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.

Australia S Competitiveness

Author: Michael J. Enright
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118497376
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From Lucky Country to Competitive Country Michael J. Enright, Richard Petty ... D
r iv e r s Firm-Level Drivers Competitiveness Organisation and Management
Governance Scope Positioning Firm-Level Policies Activities Firm-Level
Institutions ...

Competitiveness Of The Asean Countries

Author: Philippe Gugler
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1849806748
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Corporate and Regulatory Drivers Philippe Gugler, Julien Chaisse ... to both
MNEs from developed and developing countries, the patterns and underlying
drivers and competitiveness of the two types of MNEs might be somewhat

Corporate Responsibility And Competitiveness

Author: Gilbert Lenssen
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1846631467
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Measuring potential Exploring responsible competitiveness requires some
measure of how much it does or can count. ... such as the level of education of
the workforce, the responsibility driver of competitiveness being measured is
broader ...