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Trial: IMD World Competitiveness Online

Posted by Megan on November 5, 2010

The library has a one-month trial for IMD World Competitiveness Online.

The trial will be available until December 5, 2010.

World Competitiveness is a field of economic theory, which analyzes the facts and policies that shape the ability of a nation to create and maintain an environment that sustains more value creation for its enterprises and more prosperity for its people. The IMD World Competitiveness Center’s approach to world competitiveness is to analyze how nations and enterprises manage the totality of their competencies to achieve increased prosperity. The study covers 58 countries in 2010.

Database functions include:

  • Analyze a country’s competitiveness performance over time. Up to 15 year time series are available
  • Select a group of countries to benchmark, view results in tables or charts
  • Any combination of countries, criteria and years is possible
  • Download the results in Excel, PDF or CSV

Indicators include:

Economic Performance (76 criteria)
Macro-economic evaluation of the domestic economy, broken down into:
• Domestic Economy
• International Trade
• International Investment
• Employment

Prices Government Efficiency (71 criteria)
Extent to which government policies are conducive to competitiveness, broken down into:
• Public Finance
• Fiscal Policy
• Institutional Framework
• Business Legislation

Societal Framework Business Efficiency (67 criteria)
Extent to which the national environment encourages enterprises to perform in an innovative, profit table and responsible manner, broken down into:
• Productivity & Efficiency
• Labor Market
• Finance
• Management Practices

Attitudes and Values Infrastructure (113 criteria)
Extent to which basic, technological, scientific and human resources meet the needs of business, broken down into:
• Basic Infrastructure
• Technological Infrastructure
• Scientific Infrastructure
• Health and Environment
• Education

Please note that this is only a one-month temporary trial. If you would like to the library to acquire permanent access to this resource, please send me your comments. Your feedback is very important to the library’s collections decisions.

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