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Competitiveness in the International Context. Selected Aspects of the Position of New EU Member States


  • Božena Plchová


The purpose of the study is to analyse and evaluate the position and trend of international competitiveness of the Central European EU countries, and the results of the influence of their EU membership on the competitiveness of the chosen countries. The study method is based on a complex set of multidimensional analyses using, firstly, quantitative indicators, namely input and output indicators, and secondly, qualitative evaluations. The results of the empirical evaluations had to monitor the changing positions of the new EU Member States in the International Competitiveness Scoreboard: Yearbooks of IMD Lausanne; Reports of WEF Geneve. The study conclusions confirmed the influence of the involvement of the New Member States in the common and shared EU policies (common trade policy, agricultural policy, liberalization of the movement of capital and services within the EU, EU regional and structural policy, and other common policies) on the increasing competitiveness of the new EU Member States.

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  • Božena Plchová, 2011. "Competitiveness in the International Context. Selected Aspects of the Position of New EU Member States," Acta Oeconomica Pragensia, University of Economics, Prague, vol. 2011(2), pages 3-27.
  • Handle: RePEc:prg:jnlaop:v:2011:y:2011:i:2:id:328:p:3-27

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    international competitiveness; multidimensional category; quantitative and qualitative indicators; Porter´s;

    JEL classification:

    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • F43 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Economic Growth of Open Economies


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