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Determinants of international competitiveness. West versus East


  • Golonka, Monika


In the article, on the basis of literature from the areas of management, strategic management, international management and sociology, there have been distinguished two types of firm's actions in order to achieve global competitive advantage by companies; firstly, internal actions and secondly, strategic manoeuvres. Based on such constructed structure, there are eminent features, which are indispensable to build a competitive advantage in contemporary, global reality. Taking into account characteristics which can influence developing a competitive advantage in an uncertain environment, they seem to reflect some of the attributes of Asian organizations – adjusting to continuous changes, “vigilance”, flexibility, pro-partnership, increasingly successful in a global scale.

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  • Golonka, Monika, 2009. "Determinants of international competitiveness. West versus East," MPRA Paper 35513, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 08 Oct 2009.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:35513

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    1. Joel Sobel, 2002. "Can We Trust Social Capital?," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 40(1), pages 139-154, March.
    2. Aimin Yan, 1998. "Structural Stability and Reconfiguration of International Joint Ventures," Journal of International Business Studies, Palgrave Macmillan;Academy of International Business, vol. 29(4), pages 773-795, December.
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    1. Vilani Sachitra & Siong-Choy Chong, 2017. "Relationships between Institutional Capital, Dynamic Capabilities and Competitive Advantage: Empirical Examination of the Agribusiness Sector," International Review of Management and Marketing, Econjournals, vol. 7(1), pages 389-397.

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    competitiveness; international; relations; strategy; Asian companies;

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    • L1 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance


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