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Geographical Distribution of Provinces in The Rising Star Class in Sector Furniture (36) Source: Own calculation

Geographical Distribution of Provinces in The Rising Star Class in Sector Furniture (36) Source: Own calculation

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Abstract Globalization increased the importance of export competitiveness. The Balassa index (1965) tries to identify whether a country possesses a ‘revealed’ comparative advantage through analyzing relative export performance, instead of determining the underlying other sources of comparative advantage. Against the criticism for static RCA for fai...

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... static RCA scores of Çorum, Erzurum, Gümüşhane, Osmaniye, Kars and Kahramanmaraş are higher than 1, it is seen that they are in the lost opportunity category. Compared to Paper (21), Furniture (36) competitiveness is robust as it is seen in Figure 2. Contiguity of provinces is important. ...

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