Industry Competitiveness Evaluation Based on RCA and Information Entropy

  • Mei Han
  • Dan Zhang
  • Yue He
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 242)


With the global competitiveness becoming fiercer and fiercer, the industry competitiveness has been a vital factor to measure the development of a nation or a district. Therefore, it is important to discuss the evaluation method of the industry competitiveness. This paper proposes an evaluation index system to measure the industry competitiveness of a district by analyzing the existing literature and using information entropy to give every index a certain weight. The experiment chose the Sichuan province to study, and got the strength and shortness comparing with the same industry of China by applying the RCA index. The experiment study shows that the total competitiveness of seven industries in Sichuan province is higher than the average level of China, but these industries do have weakness in some of detail index. According to the result, this paper also comes up with some advice about the industry development.


Industry competitiveness Index system RCA Information entropy 


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The authors acknowledge the financial support Humanities and social science planning fund project of the Ministry of education of China, project No. 11YJA630029. The author is grateful to the anonymous.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Business SchoolSichuan UniversityChengduPeople’s Republic of China

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