Constructing an Index for Regional Competitiveness

  • Janne Huovari
  • Aki Kangasharju
  • Aku Alanen
Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)


Competitiveness receives a lot of attention. Commentators are often concerned about the loss of competitiveness, and policy actions are motivated by a desire to improve competitiveness. What is typically being referred to is the competitiveness of firms, nations or other geographic areas. The competitiveness of firms differs from that of geographic areas, however, and there is a need to clarify the difference between them.


Social Capital Human Capital Gross Domestic Product Personal Income Index Point 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Janne Huovari
    • 1
  • Aki Kangasharju
    • 2
  • Aku Alanen
    • 3
  1. 1.Pellervo Economic Research InstituteHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.Government Institute for Economic ResearchHelsinkiFinland
  3. 3.Statistics FinlandHelsinkiFinland

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