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  • Roberto Cellino

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    (Universitˆ degli Studi di Catania, Facoltˆ di Economia, Catania (Italy))

  • Anna Soci

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    (Universitˆ degli Studi di Bologna, Dipartimento di Economia, Bologna (Italy))

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    Very few economic terms are used as much as competitiveness in economics. This article deals with the different meanings of competitiveness, at the level of a firm, at the level of the local area, and at the level of the country. It analyzes the problems of consistency among the available definitions and among the indicators used to measurecompetitiveness.

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    Article provided by Banca Nazionale del Lavoro in its journal BNL Quarterly Review.

    Volume (Year): 55 (2002)
    Issue (Month): 220 ()
    Pages: 71-101

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