Dimensions of Competitiveness: Issues and Policies

Dimensions of Competitiveness: Issues and Policies


Edited by Lester Lloyd-Reason, Edited by Stuart Wall


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  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 392 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 234mm x 32mm | 820g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2001
  • Publication City/Country: Cheltenham
  • ISBN 10: 1840645687
  • ISBN 13: 9781840645682
  • Illustrations note: references

Product description

Competitiveness is one of the key themes in the debate about national economic performance. This book suggests that awareness of the impacts of the neglected dimension of the organizational and cultural characteristics which underpin production and trade can, together with appropriate corrective action, significantly improve corporate and national performance.

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Table of contents

Part I: Organizational and cross-cultural issues in international competitiveness: organizational climate and the competitive edge, R. Gray; competing across cultures, S. Kessapidou, N. Varsakelis; cultural determinants of competitiveness - the Japanese experience, M.A. Griffiths; exploring the role of people management in enhancing SME competitiveness for the achievement of sustainable growth, J. Mason, N. Theodorakopoulos, P. Wyer; competing effectively in international markets - SMEs and the "internationalization wen", L. Lloyd-Reason, T, Mughan; initializing projects - a vision through mulit-national perspectives, J. Kidd, L. Xue; internationalization and competitiveness - the Portuguese economy, D. Corkhill; political contestability and economic performance - Mexico's municipalities, 1989-1995, M. Rojas; what price competitiveness? unintended consequences of managerial knowledge transfer to Hungary, K. Illes, B. Rees; an interdisciplinary approach to competitiveness - an easy solution or a pandora's box?, C. Cohen. Part II: Financial, productive and distributive issues in international competitiveness: an index of competitiveness in the UK - local, regional and global analysis, R. Huggins; does size matter? financial restructuring under EMU, P. Molyneux; diversification and efficiency in UK banking, R. Webb; international competitiveness and speculative foreign exchange markets, R. Catterall; investment incentives, inward investment and enhanced competitiveness - teh UK and Irish experience, K. Toner, A. Webster; leading at the edge of chaos, E. Fear; multi-level governance, regional policy and international competitiveness, J. Preston; competition in the private finance market, P. Saw; an efficient transport system to support a competitive economy - the role of workplace parking charges, S. Ison, S. Wall.