The Global Competitiveness Report 2004-2005

The Global Competitiveness Report 2004-2005

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The World Economic Forum continues its tradition of excellence with the 25th edition of the annual Global Competitiveness Report featuring the latest national statistics and results of the Executive Opinion Survey, which captures the perception of over 8,700 business leaders. The report provides the most comprehensive assessment of 104 developed and emerging economies. Produced in collaboration with a distinguished group of international scholars and a global network of over 100 leading national research institutes and business organizations, the report presents individual detailed country profiles highlighting the competitive strengths and weaknesses of each economy as well as an extensive section of data tables containing country rankings for over 160 indicators. The report also showcases the latest thinking and research on issues of immediate relevance for business leaders and policy-makers. The report provides a unique benchmarking tool for: . Governments in identifying obstacles to economic growth and assisting in the design of better economic policies . Businesses in developing business strategies and guiding investment decisions . Academia in analysing an economy's current business environment and comparing against other economies . Civil society organizations in learning more about how their country's competitiveness condition fares against others"show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 624 pages
  • 213.4 x 269.2 x 27.9mm | 1,632.95g
  • Palgrave USA
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Gordonsville, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • biography
  • 1403949131
  • 9781403949134

Review quote

"By providing detailed information on the economic conditions of nations worldwide, "The Global Competitiveness Report" is a contribution to enhancing our understanding of the key ingredients of economic growth and prosperity."--Klaus Schwabshow more

About Michael E. Porter

DANIEL KAUFMANN World Bank, USA ARTHUR DAHL United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP, Norway MARIO BLEJER Bank of England, UK ANDREW WARNER Millennium Development Corporation, USA RICHARD COOPER Harvard University, USA PETER HELLER International Monetary Fund, IMF, USA STEFAN TANGERMANN Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, France WILLIAM EASTERLY New York University, USA EMMA LOADES World Economic Forum, Geneva, Switzerland JENNIFER BLANKE World Economic Forum, Geneva, Switzerlandshow more

Table of contents

Preface; K.Schwab Executive Summary; A.Lopez-Claros PART 1: THE COMPETITIVENESS INDEXES The Growth Competitiveness Index: Assessing Countries' Potential for Sustained Economic Growth; J.Blanke & A.Lopez-Claros Building the Microeconomic Foundations of Prosperity: Findings from the Business Competitiveness Index; M.E.Porter The Global Competitiveness Index; X.Sala-i-Martin & E.V.Artadi PART 2: SELECTED ISSUES OF COMPETITIVENESS Corruption, Governance and Security: Challenges for the Rich Countries and the World; D.Kaufmann The Competitive Edge in Environmental Responsibility; A.Dahl Chile: The Next Stage of Development; A.Lopez-Claros The Future of Competitiveness Enhancing Reforms in Latin America; M.Blejer International Productivity Comparisons: The Importance of Hours of Work; A.M.Warner PART 3: SPECIAL TOPICS A Glimpse of 2020; R.Cooper Confronting Long-Term Fiscal Challenges: Why it Matters for the Global Economy; P.Heller Agricultural Policies in OECD Countries: An Agenda for Reform; S.Tangermann Can Foreign Aid Make Poor Countries Competitive? W.Easterly PART 4: COUNTRY PROFILES AND DATA PRESENTATION Capturing the State of Country Competitiveness with the Executive Opinion Survey; J.Blanke & E.Loades Country Profiles How Country Profiles Work Data Tables How Data Tables Work Technical Notes and Sources About the Authors Acknowledgementshow more

Review Text

"By providing detailed information on the economic conditions of nations worldwide, The Global Competitiveness Report is a contribution to enhancing our understanding of the key ingredients of economic growth and prosperity." - Klaus Schwabshow more