Concept, Measurement, and Ideology of “National Competitiveness” Tamás Szentes

The concept of “national competitiveness” is usually confused with that of development of countries, often reduced to their economic growth only, and with that of competitiveness of enterprises of the latter. Its measurement by some composite indexes, particularly by the single “Global Competitiveness Index” is not only biased by the neo-liberal perception of “national competitiveness” but due to several over-simplifications also makes the list ranking the countries accordingly very doubtful.

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