Questions related to Competitiveness
I am reading to find the difference between firms' competitiveness and competitive advantage, but these two look like same to me. Would please you suggest any reading materials where I can find the actual difference between the two.
Hello, I am researching cost competitiveness of Croatian exporters by doing system-GMM in a panel of exporters, where y = exports of firm i in time t, and regressor of interest is x = unit labour cost (+ other controls are included in the equation).
What I am trying to do is estimate the impact of x on y for each two-digit NACE sector separately and see whether it differs across sectors. The problem is not estimating the equation, but testing whether the beta coefficients next to x differs between equations (differ for each sector). I can try doing the interaction term (x*dummy for sector), but this will lead to regressor proliferation and even worse instrument profileration within system-GMM, therefore is not acceptable.
In a nutshell, I want to estimate the impact of x on y for different samples, and compare the betas next to x - do they differ or not for each pair of equations. In each regression the ys are the same and all xs are the same - the only difference is in sample.
Thank you in advance.
Good morning! I am proposing a study that will investigate whether the significant difference between the competitiveness of local government units (LGUs) pre and mid-pandemic is moderated by their type (city or municipality). I tried exploring the Multigroup Analysis (MGA). I think I have to test a model (with dependent and independent variables) for the two groups and see whether there really is a significant difference on account of their category. However, what I have in mind is testing only "competitiveness" (represented by an index) before and during the pandemic and testing whether their "type" is a significant moderator. I tried doing this in the SmartPLS, but it wouldn't run because I don't have dependent and independent variables. I don't know if I just haven't explored the MGA correctly in the SmartPLS, or should I need another statistical test? Thank you in advance for your insights.
Hello! I am looking for a self-reported competitiveness scale for adults, for a study about competitiveness and mental health in athletes.
I came across:
-The competitive attitude scale (CAS): a multidimensional measure of competitiveness in adolescence
-The behavioral measure of competitiveness (BC)
-General self-reported competitiveness (SC)
I was wondering if anyone know how can I find the actual survey questions?
Also, if you are aware of a different scale that you think is better please let me know in the comments below.
Thanks in advance!
In the current world energy scenario, the shortage of energy carriers and the low energy efficiency of industrial processes in Latin America have sharpened productive competitiveness in this region. In this context, do you consider that Small Modular Reactors (SMR) can be an energy alternative for Latin American nations? Please argue your answer. I really appreciate your collaboration.
Small open economies face the challenge how to improve logistics system in order to stimulate international trade and national competitiveness.
This study develops a model for students and graduates of Soft Skills, Hard Skills, and Competitiveness (SHC) and seeks user validation after the development process. The development process uses the Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation (ADDIE) model. A quantitative survey using questionnaires and descriptive quantitative analysis was applied in obtaining user validation as the study objective. The development results validated the students' SHC Development model, which has 3 main phases, including Input, Process and Output. The Input phase comprises course content, SHC component, and strategy of students’ center approach. The Process phase consists of blended course design, instruction and students' engagement, and evaluation. The Output phase comprises soft and hard skills achievement, as well as students’ competitiveness level. Users perceived the model’s phases and components as wholly acceptable, appropriate, and applicable for implementation through curriculum, teaching, and learning at the university. This study contributes to graduate preparation for employability skills in the challenging and complex working environment in revolution industry 4.0.
I am working on a study to verify the competitiveness of the ERP market in my region and I would like to know more about the impact of cloud computing for this market.
Soft skills are skills needed by the global work market thus are practiced in learning activities and at work place include communication skills, IT Skills, numeracy skills, learning skills, problem solving skills and working with others.
Competitiveness refers to the eagerness and the effort of a person to apply, maintain, and improve and promote his/her soft skills and hard skills in his/work, task and learning consistently. Competitiveness categorized into three capacities; lifelong learning, entrepreneurship and employability. The level of competitiveness level was assumed to be affected by the level of his/her soft skills and hard skills.
How do you think the rationale behind the findings and please share to me some references, to be quoted in my paper. Thank you.
What factors brought the euro value of the GBP from 1.5 euro in 2004 to 1.06 euro today?
A -41% loss, of the British Pound, that's a lot.
How could this happen?
Is it a cause a consequence of Brexit?
Does it reveal a weakness of the British Economy versus the Eurozone?
Is it an opportunity of increased competitiveness of UK, to export goods and services becoming cheaper if produced in the UK than in the Eurozone (UK vs Eurozone, comparable to Mexico vs USA?)
- How can place branding support sustainability and the sustainable development of cities and regions?
- Is place branding a tool to achieve urban sustainable development, as well as tourism sustainability?
- How could a sustainable city be affected by place branding?
I am running a research regarding Corporate Social Responsibility.
What do you think, how it is possible to prove that usage of CSR approach leads to increasing competitiveness of a company?
Although current volumes are limited, E-Mobility is expected to grow in a big way. Primary questions on top of investor's mind are : Is this the right time to invest in E-Mobility? If so, where?
Read my detailed analysis to find answers- https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/e-mobility-is-right-time-invest-so-where-rahul-gope/
I estimate the influence of some components of the global competitiveness index on the index itself for 12 countries over the period of 11 years. So, in my model I have N=12 and T=11, while the number of components is equal to 32. I am facing the situation when the only model, which provides acceptable test results for my data is the 1-step dynamic panel. In my model I use log differences of selected variable. Yes, it contains lagged dependent variables, but am worried if the presence of lagged dependent variables and the acceptable test results are enough to justify the selection of dynamic panel data model.
hello, I work on export competitiveness. I have heterogeneous variables (percentages, indices and values), the objective of the research is to explain export competitiveness from these variables in order to make forecasts. from my readings I have noticed that the appropriate model for this issue is the ARDL model, whereas I have only 24 observations; I wonder if I have the right to use the ARDL model
I have collected data from tour operators (experts) to rate the competitiveness of the study area relative to alternative destinations they know. i administered them questionnaire consisting four components which in turn contain about 45 indicators on a 5-point Likert scale (1= Highly Noncompetitive to 5= Highly competitive). what kind of model or regression should I employ to analyze my data?
Thank you so much in advance
Many enterprises are adopting different form of marketing dynamics to boost their competitiveness and keep them surviving in business.
Dynamic capacity is the enterprise’s ability to methodically solve the challenges of associated with the capacity to predict strengths or opportunities and threats, and be positive about its in-house factors for the purpose of establishing efficient market decisions to transform its resource base.
A government body performs an annual rating of schools. The rating is given a score (called performance rating). In addition, there are the PISA and TIMSS ranking and other global competitiveness ranking shows the education performance of the country. I want to test if there is an impact of the schools rating on those indicators. Does the improvement in the annual assessment scores (increase or decrease) impact the PISA, TIMSS and GCI ? Longitudinal analysis, but I am strutting to plug in the data in SPSS and to identify the test tool to use. I have 3 years schools assessment scores, the indicators results.
How could a logistics company offering customers services that they don't really need risks eroding profitability and competitiveness by adding unnecessary cost? Flexible and differentiated logistics service....could be an option?
Places, spaces and cities. One of the greatest obstacles to achieving destination competitiveness is the challenge of marketing multi-attributed destinations in dynamic and heterogeneous markets.
The Bologna Process is an important process of harmonizing various systems of European higher education that has the objective to create a European Area of Higher Education and to promote the European system of higher education on a worldwide scale in order to increase its international competitiveness.
How far a country can change its ranking by changing its human capital scores? What would happen if a country made such drastic policy changes as to change its scores on human capital to be the best among all the economies covered by the WEF competitiveness report, all other things remaining constant?
And what would happen if the education and training system collapsed to the level of the worst country in the world? Which indicators we can use proxy to human capital ?
Is this way examine the role of human capital in enhancing GCI ?
thanks for cooperation
I have a sample of prices of products across different competitors. I am trying to compare the pricing across each one with the goal of looking, which company is significantly cheaper?
To compare the prices I have already ran independent t tests on the average price. But now I want to compare count data of competitiveness. Basically my data is as follows
Pa -- Pb --- Pc ---- A cheapest --- B ---- Cheapest --- C ---cheapest
5 -- 8 -- 9 --- TRUE -- FALSE --- FALSE
I then count all the TRUE/FALSES and I'll end up with a distribution for example of (N = 100)
A : 20
Which represent the number of counts company A/B/C is cheaper than its competitors.
Because I am drawing from a sample of a larger population I am wondering whether I can look for significant differences between these count data. Especially to test whether it deviates from an assumed distribution of 33/33/33 (companies are equally as competitive).
I am familiar with models such as the Poisson distribution, but because I am not looking to use any other explanatory variables to explain causal relations I am looking for a statistical technique to compare this data (aka to something like a t test)
I am looking for potential research collaborator(s) on following research topics:
- Links between wellbeing and services industries – opportunities and challenges
- Corporate social responsibility and customer wellbeing in service settings
- Corporate social responsibility and employee wellbeing in service settings
- Corporate social responsibility and community well-being in service settings
- Corporate social responsibility and environmental wellbeing in service settings
- The role of the service industries in facilitating value creation for consumer wellbeing
- Examining wellbeing and quality of life issues within different cultures and service industries.
- Establishing interrelationships among competitiveness, issues of sustainability, consumer, and societal well-being
- Impacts of service activities on consumers’ subjective wellbeing
- Development of wellbeing and quality of life indicators for service industries
- Replication and validation of wellbeing indexes in service settings
- Case studies and best practices of wellbeing and quality of life measures in service settings
My question stems from an idea that those who experience disadvantage in host nations would have fared better in their home nation education systems, which focus on improving the home nation as opposed to focusing on global competitiveness, which is the developing trend in the UK education system (Bold Beginnings, OSFTED, 2017). The issues affecting the Global South could be used to help understand the issues facing the Global North.
Both the European Foundation for Quality Management and the International Standards Organisation have quality standard frameworks for enhancing the business practices of outward-looking export-oriented SMEs. Are they competing frameworks? Am interested in uncovering the pros and cons of these two frameworks?
I just having production and cost of production data of 2017, how can i say crop competitiveness between crops(means choice of tenant between crops) ?
Hello Everyone...Hope you all will fine there...I need Global Competitiveness Report 2005-2006. Please Provide me. I will be thankful...
I am trying to apply a framework where the outcome of regional competitiveness in terms of resource appropriation can be seen and so understand which capital addresses best the contribution to sustainable regional development. in this effort i need to know which indicator to use so it will show how a resource relates to indicators as a matter of resource significance. For example suggesting that forests contribute to regional well-being at a specific proportion which is greater than the other resources like i.e. agriculture means that the most greater contribution stems from forests and that should be our search for development. so i need to see which indicator is more appropriate to handle these issues. if anyone knows which is the relevant indicators please make suggestions.
Though there are many factors affecting to the competitiveness , there are some critical factors , I would like to categorize them in order and educate concerned parties in Sri Lanka
Which economic indicators could b used for the evaluation of competitiveness of agricultural mechanization of two countries?
There are many literature on Supply Chain Managements in manufacturing and other services but hardly any on oil and gas. therefore I would appreciate any references or articles on what differentiate oil and gas industry supply chain from the rest. does it differ in emerging economies?
Is there a standard for measuring the quality of strategic decision?
Some recommend using a balanced scores card
I am looking for a new way to measure
The concept of international competitiveness has two components. The first one addresses the issue of costs. If costs in a given country are low, then the country can export goods -cost competitiveness. If, however, country can export goods due to the image of its products have or due to their high quality and/ or technological or market specifics (even if these products are not cheaper than the rival goods), then we talk about non-price or qualitative competitiveness.
Dear friends, could you please share some methodologies for evaluating the competitiveness of universities? Which models can we use to do that? I would really appriciate links to those methodologies as well as short answers with only full names of them.
Thank you for your help!
according to many authors in management and strategy's fields, innovation, research and development is a key resource for competitiveness and growth. But some scholars consider R&D as support function; however Hammer argues that main functions have to be core activities which bring added value to client and firm. other functions are considered support functions so they may be externalized to other parties.
"les fonctions de support logistique" described in Mintzberg's book in French: structure et dynamique des organisations (p. 49). goes in contrary of these theses of Hammer. is this point of view true or false? hopefully that business specialists and designers of structures answer us thoroughly.
More and more, in business, we have to deal with selfish, arrogant clients who always ask for more whitout giving nothing, does not care their providers and don't hesitate to fire them as a paper handkeshift.
The ain of this project is to understant midle and long term consequences of this attitude competitiveness of the firm managed like that.
Over the years, Total Quality Management (TQM) has pervaded the thinking of many higher education managers. This concept is a product of the market ideologies of the 1980s and the corresponding managerialism, which went with them. In that respect are different opinions about TQM, some people see it as a way to achieve competitiveness and some others look it as a management style/fashion. Despite the special features of higher education as a set of activities based on the creation and dissemination of knowledge and understanding, does the rhetoric of TQM work in Higher Education (HE) context? I mean, is there evidence that it is really working? Why or Why Not?
Globally, there are over than 150 city ranking indices. Also, about 100 and more indicators of being assessed in the ranking. How do we decide to select the indicators? and what are the most significant indicators to be assessed for the livability and competitiveness analysis?
Hello everyone, I would like to gather experiences of sustaining and developing a higher education institution to ensure its survival in the ever challenging globalized world. Lets take the worst case scenario- lack of funding, low number of enrollment, almost no governmental support and stiff competition from older and established institutions. How to ensure that the institution will survive?
Revealed comparative advantage, Net export trade and Export share of market are the most popular indices which are used for evaluating of competitiveness in international market
I would like to know can I unify these indices as a comprehensive index through fuzzy interference logic?
Merger and acquisitions in the banking sector of Ethiopia seems a new path to be followed by the government with the basic aim of ensuring a robust banking and financial system. In addition, it's expected that merger between local banks could enable to enhance the competitive position of banks when the foreign banks are allowed to operate in the country. but dues merger could guarantee the strength of a financial system?
Maybe you have a remote participation in the conference?
My specialization is the competitiveness of farms, which are mainly engaged in the cultivation of cereals and technical crops.
Also, what is the cost of participating in the conference?
Great project! Have you considered measuring the economic parameters to assess the impact on the supply chain. I would think that for the circular economy of mobile phone to be adopted by the stakeholders (manufacturers and the rest of the supply chain) who makes a living out of it, the impact and changes required need to assess. Ideally it would minimise the material's waste without reducing distribution of economic value, while creating new intermediaries in the value chain (IP content distributor, 3D printing shops etc etc) Just a thought.
many of today's value chain interventions have generally been unsuccessful in sustaining competitiveness in developing countries' value chains despite claims to the contrary by proponents of the value chain strategy.
I am researching a Business problem for my dissertation identifying gaps between Global Supply Chain and Global Environmental/Sustainability compliance. My overall goal is to intertwine Business Management principles with Environmental and Sustainability Management principles and how they interact and influence each other.
Its very true that SR disclosures are important for manufacturing SMEs too. According to literature, numerous problems are listed for SMEs to implement SR such as: money, resources, awareness, knowledge and administrative support. Apart from all arguments, we comprehend GRI disclosures for manufacturing SMEs we found that there are some indicators which are important but SMEs can't consider them into their Sustainability reports such as
EC2: climate change risk
G4-EN7 Energy reductions in products and services
G4-EN20 Ozone-depleting substances (ODS)
G4-EN34 Environmental grievances
G4-LA15 Negative impacts for labor practices in the supply chain
G4-HR1 Investment agreements and contracts that include human rights clauses or underwent screening
G4-HR4 Significant risk of freedom of association in operations and suppliers
G4-HR12 Grievances about human rights impacts
G4-SO3 Risks related to corruption
G4-SO4 Communications and training on anti-corruption
G4-SO5 Confirmed incidents of corruption
G4-SO6 Political contributions
G4-SO7 Anti-competitive behavior
G4-SO11 Grievances about impacts on society
G4-PR2 Non-compliance concerning the health and safety impacts of products and services
G4-PR4 Non-compliance with regulations concerning product and service labeling
G4-PR6 Sale of banned or disputed products
Listing few of the indicators from exhaustive list of 102 specific disclosures of GRI G4 for manufacturing SMEs.
I am looking for contributions on how values creep into indices like GDP, GPI, ISEW, etc. Any suggestions? With thanks in advance!
Late studies of the franchise sectors have shown that the franchisees contribute highly to maintain the competitiveness of the franchise brand.
Do you have evidence of any other factors that promote innovation within the franchise sector? And of these innovations are more in the product, service provided, production, logistics, image, etc?
I study the strategy of a company, plaing in a market with a lot of newcommers. Is there any accepted methods or approaches to measure competitiveness of a new player in the market? Any related works would be very much appreciated.
I planned to use firm competitiveness as one of the core variables in my research. However, I am still confused regarding the measurement of this variable using data from published annual reports (secondary data).
On my research analysis am looking for more recent and applicable theories that can be apply to evaluate factors that influence correlation between labor turn over and performance of telecommunication industry.
I'm looking at measuring the impact of competition upon adolecent school children's in physical education.
According to tradeoff between root size and yield(when water is scarce and root size represents individual competitiveness), breeding for smaller root might enhance yield, so I am interested in those genes and have investigaed severeal genes in rice or maize that reduce crown root number and thus total root size (CRL1/ARL1 gene in rice, RTCS gene in maize), but I'm not sure if their RNAi transgenic plants could gain a higher yield. How should I differentiate genes that could enhance yield at the same time?
Notwithstanding the limitation of Brexit, how can Caribbean States and Business firms achieve their current objective of Global Competitiveness ?
How best can manufacturing brands operating in distressed economies enhance their competitiveness for survival.
My model suggests that Ecological Responsiveness in an organisation can result in corporate entrepreneurship. This relationship is moderated by the motive based moderating variables of Competitiveness, Social responsibility and legitimacy. How do I measure "Corporate Entrepreneurship"?
how does foreign exchange rate policies and related issues like overseas business, competitiveness effect the company?
Nowadays, managing assets effectively is key to the competitiveness of the process industry and owners should regularly address the issue of when to abandon or even replace an asset. Unfortunately, defining and calculating economic life is not always straight forward due to a lack of adequate methods.Suggest any method other than techniques of capital budgeting.
My research tend study on "Competitiveness analysis on Garment and textile industry in CLMV countries" & i use VAR error model to determine export performance of textile industry, then i use this result to find competitiveness by comparing result, could i????
How can we test EFQM (European Foundation Quality Management) model practices of a construction company?
We believe that cross-fertilizing the tourism and seaport literatures on the specific topic of relationship networks for competitiveness can favour the spreading of practices and can create a collaborative environment to solve problems that cannot be solved by one sector alone. The final aim is to identify and promote common tools for the sustainable development of both tourism destinations and seaports in the city.
How can we 'Investigate the Competitiveness of Supply Chain practices in Perishable Food Processing Industries', And What are the Factors affecting the Competitiveness of Food Processing Industry like Dairy, Meat, Poultry, Bakery etc.
Rahul S Mor
The changing dynamics of the labour market imposes demands on the form and nature of the manifestation of collective action expressed in support of the holders/owners of talent (ie human capital). How are modern networks (unions, trade associations, professional bodies, guilds, etc) changing to be responsive, progressive and of value to members.
National or regional Competitiveness is typically measured in macro-economic dimensions. Good leadership is the key to achieving good organizational performance. But what is the linke between leadership and competitiveness? (sustainability? national cultural difference? Networks and clusters?)
Can anybody advice qualitative papers concerning the fiscal policy design (or application of specific fiscal instruments) to improve trade balance dynamics and export competitiveness? Empirical investigations of fiscal policy effectiveness in that context are also appreciated! Thanks
What are the factors of global competitiveness of the national agro-industry? Is there a model or models by which it can be determine and compare the competitiveness of this particular industry? I'm looking for literature references which specifically refer to this model or models.