On Competitiveness

  • Samuel Eilon


As is evident from earlier chapters, competitiveness is an essential ingredient for successful corporate performance. Many writers have written extensively on the subject, perhaps the most prominent among them are Gold [1] and Porter [2,3]. Gold is particularly noteworthy for his pioneering empirical work on analysis of productivity and costs of whole sectors of industry in the US and elsewhere [1], while Porter concentrated on defining and promoting the concept of competitive advantage. In the context of the themes pursued in this book, it is appropriate to examine certain aspects of Porter’s work


Exchange Rate Competitive Advantage Unit Labor Cost Trade Surplus World Export 
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  1. 1.
    Gold B. Explorations in managerial economics: productivity, costs, technology and growth. Macmillan and Basic Books, 1971.Google Scholar
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    Porter ME. Competitive advantage — creating and sustaining superior performance. Free Press, 1985.Google Scholar
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    Porter ME. The competitive advantage of nations. Macmillan, 1990.Google Scholar

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