Tag Archives: Competitiveness

GEM Report: Europe’s Hidden Entrepreneurs

A major feature of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is the decentralization of innovation. Historically, innovation came from legendary laboratories or the state-of-the-art research campuses of large corporations and educational institutions. Now the next big breakthrough is likely to come from a suburban garage, cramped apartment or college dorm room. This new wave of inventiveness is …
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TCdata360: Filling Gaps in Open Trade and Competitiveness Data

The World Bank Group just launched a new open data platform for trade and competitiveness – TCdata360. The site aggregates and visualizes data from multiple sources and presents it in tandem with other knowledge and resources. The site currently features over 1350 indicators drawn from the following sources: Citizen Engagement in Rulemaking Doing Business Enabling …
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A Greener Path to Competitiveness

The World Bank Group, CLASP and Carbon Trust have just published the report “A Greener Path to Competitiveness: Policies for Climate Action in Industries and Products.” The study offers recommendations and guidance on how companies and countries can stay competitive while implementing more climate-friendly technologies and strategies. The report finds that making climate-critical changes in …
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European Commission – EntreComp: The Entrepreneurship Competence Framework

As part of the Skills Agenda for Europe, the European Commission has published an ‘Entrepreneurship Competence Framework’ to raise consensus about what entrepreneurship skills are. The development of the entrepreneurial capacity of European citizens and organisations is one of the key policy objectives for the EU and Member States. The Entrepreneurship Competence Framework (EntreComp) proposes …
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IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2016 Results

The International Institute for Management Development (IMD), a Switzerland-based private business school, has published the IMD World Competitiveness Ranking 2016. The World Competitiveness Center research group has ranked nations on their competitiveness on the global business stage since 1989. The results show how the United States fell two positions on the annual ranking, supplanted by Hong …
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Do Environmental Policies Affect Global Value Chains?

The OECD has just published the report “Do environmental policies affect global value chains? A new perspective on the pollution haven hypothesis.” According to the study countries that implement tougher environmental policies do not lose export competitiveness when compared against countries with more moderate regulations. The new OECD report analyses historic export data in high …
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Measuring competitiveness in Europe

Bruegel has just published the report “Measuring competitiveness in Europe: resource allocation, granularity and trade.” The study provides a differentiated understanding of growth, productivity and competitiveness and the important role public policy needs to play. According to the report, one of the most important lessons learned during the 2008-09 financial crisis was that the informational …
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World’s Most Admired Companies 2016

Apple has been awarded the top spot on Fortune‘s list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies,” marking the ninth consecutive win for the Cupertino-based company on the list. After Apple, Alphabet (Google’s parent company), Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and Walt Disney round out the top five spots. Each year, Fortune magazine partners with the Hay Group to …
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The Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2015

Spain tops the 2015 edition of “The Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report” global rankings for the first time, followed by France (2nd), Germany (3rd), the United States (4th), the United Kingdom (5th), Switzerland (6th), Australia (7th), Italy (8th), Japan (9th) and Canada (10th). Under the theme “Growing through shocks”, the World Economic Forum’s report discusses …
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The Global Information Technology Report 2015

The report published by World Economic Forum features the latest iteration of the Networked Readiness Index, which assesses the factors, policies and institutions that enable a country to fully leverage information and communication technologies (ICTs) for increased competitiveness and well-being. The 2015 results, which covers 143 economies, confirms the dominance of advanced economies and the …
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