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The competitiveness of nations and implications for human development

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  • Ülengin, Füsun
  • Kabak, Özgür
  • Önsel, Sule
  • Aktas, Emel
  • Parker, Barnett R.

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Human development should be the ultimate objective of human activity, its aim being healthier, longer, and fuller lives. Thus, if the competitiveness of a nation is properly managed, enhanced human welfare should be the key expected consequence. The research described here explores the relationship between the competitiveness of a nation and its implications for human development. For this purpose, 45 countries were evaluated initially using data envelopment analysis. In this stage, global competitiveness indicators were taken as input variables with human development index indicators as output variables. Subsequently, an artificial neural network analysis was conducted to identify those factors having the greatest impact on efficiency scores.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Socio-Economic Planning Sciences.

Volume (Year): 45 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Pages: 16-27

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Handle: RePEc:eee:soceps:v:45:y:2011:i:1:p:16-27

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Keywords: Competitiveness of nations Human development Data envelopment analysis Artificial neural networks;

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  1. Po-Chin Wu & Chiung-Wen Fan & Sheng-Chieh Pan, 2014. "Does Human Development Index Provide Rational Development Rankings? Evidence from Efficiency Rankings in Super Efficiency Model," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 116(2), pages 647-658, April.

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