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Competitiveness: from a misleading concept to a strategy supporting Beyond GDP goals

by Karl Aiginger and Johanna Vogel

The competitiveness of nations or regions is an amorphous and evasive concept. The term is usually not well-defined, neither derived from nor often even related to economic theory. However, it is used persistently by politicians, economists, business people and the media.

Vanessa Koch