Advances in Competitiveness Research

An academic journal focusing on concept, theory, and research in commercial competitiveness and globalization. Articles discuss global economic, technological, and management issues. Includes book reviews. This is the research journal for the American Soc

Articles from Vol. 12, No. 1, 2004

Characteristics of the Labor Market and Human Resources Management in the Republic of Kazakhstan
ABSTRACTKazakhstan, an emerging economy moving from a communist centralized command approach to global market participation, shares issues with other republics in the Commonwealth of Independent Stales. Competitive advantages that bode well for Us successful...
Commentary: Threats to Competitiveness in a Political Environment
This essay may seem depressing but I hope the reader will appreciate the underlying, if unspoken, optimism. Whatever Washington does, America is nothing if not preoccupied with competition and commerce. No matter how grim things may sometimes seem, optimism...
Differences in Ethical Attitudes of Undergraduates of Asian and U.S. Ancestry
ABSTRACTThe study investigated responses of 550 undergraduates to nine hypothetical marketing moral dilemmas.U.S. born students, students of U.S. ancestry, students whose parents mainly spoke English at home, and students whose parents are U.S. born...
Hunger and Trade
Recently, the Economist (July 29, 2004) accentuated the need to address a serious worldwide problem: the hunger issue. The reality of hunger is that it not only leads to death and suffering but also impedes international trade, intellectual growth, and...
Interfirm Influence Strategies within Distribution Channels in the Emerging Indian Market
ABSTRACTTo gain competitive advantage in the Indian market by keeping their channel intermediaries motivated and performing, suppliers must use appropriate influence strategies. This study examines the patterns and consequences of suppliers' strategies...
Korea's Search for Gender Equality and Women's Career Growth
ABSTRACTWe examine the role of governments in individual's career development via a sample of Korean women workers. Some government acts have expanded Korean women's career opportunities; these include the ratification of laws such as a quota system...
Price Relative to Competition: The Case of the Pharmaceutical Industry in Spain
ABSTRACTIt is accepted that the power of a firm to set up the price for a product above the average price of competitors and to get the acceptation of consumers reflects the superiority of this particular product and, thus, its competitive advantage....
Restructuring Scope, Performance and R&d Intensity: Do All Restructuring Activities Create Value?1
ABSTRACTOne of the most prominent aspects of corporate behavior during the 1980s was corporate restructuring - changes of business portfolios through a high level of acquisitions and divestitures. However, little attention has focused on the consequences...
The Future of Competition: Co-Creating Unique Value with Customers
THE FUTURE OF COMPETITION: CO-CREATING UNIQUE VALUE WITH CUSTOMERSC.K. Prahalad & Venkat RamaswamyThe authors - C.K. Prahlad and Venkat Ramaswamy, are known for their non-traditional approach and that has made possible to bring out this path breaking...
The Trade Deficit with China: A Case Study in Corporate America's Successful Global Marketing
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYThe growing trade deficit with China reached an astronomical high in the year 2000 of $83.8 billion. This is in just one year and with just one country! As of August 1996, the trade deficit with China surpassed the deficit with Japan....
Trade Secret Piracy and Protection: Corporate Espionage, Corporate Sercurity and the Law
ABSTRACTThis paper outlines the legal remedies and constraints within which corporations must operate in order to protect against trade secret piracy arising from their own personnel and those of their business partners. Trade secret protection through...