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The Competitiveness of Nations: Economic Growth in the ECE Region

  • Jan Fagerberg

    (Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo)

  • Mark Knell
  • Martin Srholec

    (Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo)

Why do some countries grow much faster, and have much better trade performance, than other countries? What are the crucial factors behind such differences, and what can governments do in order to improve the relative position of their economies? This paper outlines a synthetic framework, based on Schumpeterian logic, for analysing such questions. Four different aspects of competitiveness are identified; technology, costs, capacity and demand. The framework is applied to a sample of 49 countries between 1993 and 2001.

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Paper provided by Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo in its series Working Papers on Innovation Studies with number 20040223.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2004
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Handle: RePEc:tik:inowpp:20040223
Note: Presented at the UNECE Spring Seminar, Competitiveness and Economic Growth in the ECE Region, Geneva, February 23, 2004.
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