Theory and Policy of International Competitiveness

Theory and Policy of International Competitiveness

by Fidelis Ezeala-Harrison


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275964146
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/30/1999
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.16(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.91(d)
Lexile: 1530L (what's this?)

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

Selected Bibliography


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