How a country competes in the world is the crucial factor in determining that country's ability to benefit from international trade in today's global economy. This book offers a complete and proper understanding of the meaning of international competitiveness, analyzes the implications it holds for an economy's progress, examines how it may be pursued and sustained at both the sectoral level (firms and industries) and the national level (strategic objectives). The author offers pertinent policy guidelines and prescriptions for how a nation can achieve and maintain international competitiveness in order to sustain the long-term prosperity of its industries, and hence the overall pace of economic growth.
The book is arranged into three parts. Part I discusses and defines the theories of international competitiveness. Part II deals with policy issues, specifically the policy analysis of structural reforms for promoting a country's ability to compete, the impact of globalization and the role of Communication and Information Technology (CIT), strategic trade policies, and environmental issues. Part III analyzes the strategies used to pursue competitiveness. The book will be useful for researchers, students, and teachers of business and economics as well as policy makers, business practitioners, and international and governmental agencies.
About the Author
FIDELIS EZEALA-HARRISON is Professor of Economics at the University of New Brunswick. He is the author of Economic Development: Theory and Policy Applications (Praeger, 1996) and co-editor of Perspectives on Economic Development in Africa (Praeger, 1994).
Table of Contents
Theory of International Competitiveness
International Trade and International Competitiveness
Conceptions and Misconceptions of International Competitiveness
Competitive Advantage and International Competitiveness
Growth Impact of International Competitiveness
Policy Issues of International Competitiveness
The Path of Structural Reform to Competitiveness
Communication and Information Technology in International Competitiveness
International Competitiveness and National Trade Policies
Impact of Environmental Issues on International Competitiveness
Strategies of Global Competition and Competitiveness
Concepts in Global Market Competition and Analysis
Global Market Structure and Competitive Interaction
Strategic Behavior in Global Competitive Markets