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Japan’s competitiveness: Trends and challenges

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  • Josef Bič

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    (University of Economics, Department of World Economy, Prague, Czech Republic)

  • Zuzana Stuchlíková

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    (University of Economics, Department of World Economy, Prague, Czech Republic)

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    Abstract

    There are many definitions and concepts of competitiveness in the literature. This article focuses on multilevel concepts of a country’s competitiveness, especially the broad concept of the World Economic Forum (WEF). This concept is explained through the example of Japan. The objective of the article is to discuss various concepts of a country’s international competitiveness, as well as to describe and analyse the competitiveness level of the current Japanese economy. The authors try to identify key competitiveness-related issues in the context of the country’s macroeconomic development in the last decade.

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    Article provided by Akadémiai Kiadó, Hungary in its journal Society and Economy.

    Volume (Year): 35 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 4 (December)
    Pages: 471-492

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    Handle: RePEc:aka:soceco:v:35:y:2013:i:4:p:471-492

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    Keywords: competitiveness; Japan; innovation; debt; ageing; trade;

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