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Clusters of Competitiveness

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2013
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2013
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Competitiveness is a broad subject with applications at the level of the firm, industry, region, nation, and global economy. Each one of these aspects has a rich literature drawn on by academics and policy makers over a long period. This book seeks to present a broad overview of the main ideas underlying competitiveness and its applications, highlighting, and discussing in greater depth the topics that are of relevance currently. The book draws out the experiences of and lessons for developing economies and examines in detail the role for policy. This paper is structured as follows: chapter one addresses competition and competition policy; chapter two examines competitiveness by analyzing its many different indicators; chapter three looks further at indexes of national competitiveness that describe international competitive performance; chapter four addresses innovation, an increasingly important aspect of competitiveness; and chapter five discusses competitiveness and clusters.
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Nallari, Raj; Griffith, Breda. 2013. Clusters of Competitiveness. Directions in Development--Private Sector Development;. © Washington, DC: World Bank. http://hdl.handle.net/10986/15788 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.
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