Journal of Competitiveness Studies

Articles from Vol. 14, No. 1, 2006

Foreign Direct Investment as an Engine of Economic Development
INTRODUCTIONThe early years of the new millennium have witnessed the emergence of a global pessimism and skepticism that is in sharp contrast to the euphoria that prevailed during the late 20th century. Globalization is no longer viewed universally as...
Increasing Competitiveness through Knowledge Transfer in Developing Countries
1. INTRODUCTIONTraditional educational institutions and corporate training institutions are crossing into each other's territories and in some cases are offering joint programs. This is particularly true in cases of information technology. With the reduction...
Individual Competitiveness and Spontaneous Changes in Jobs
INTRODUCTIONChanges in work that are the subject of this paper are spontaneous changes made by individuals to satisfy their own needs. The changes may or may not benefit the organization in which they are employed and management has not initiated any...
Market Potential and Foreign Direct Investment: Exploring the Relationship in Emerging Markets
INTRODUCTIONToday, emerging markets are drawing the attention of the world because of their market power and growing competitiveness. They are growing faster than the developed world by about two percentage points on average (The Economist, February...
Part Idenitfication: Numbering Systems and Tracking Issues
INTRODUCTIONPart numbering systems attract enormous attention and controversy because they lie in the heart of the design and manufacture interface. They are in constant use, and are often difficult to use, which can cause immense problems (Hodgson,...
Profit Maximization and Capitalism
Whether or not firms behave rationally in the marketplace, the fact remains that contemporary business firms are a creative response to the emergence of a new economic system of production and distribution which was made possible by the Industrial Revolution...
Savings That Can Multiply: How E-Sourcing Can Be Utilized by Government in Southeast Asia to Increase Economic Competitiveness and Decrease Fiscal Imbalances
THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR E-PROCUREMENT IN ASIAN COUNTRIESA mechanism that facilitates e-procurement in government is the competitive bidding event, otherwise known as a reverse auction. Competitive bidding events have been used across the spectrum of government...
Strategic Flexibility and Information Technology Properties: Competitive Advantage and Asset Specificity
INTRODUCTIONEffective use of information technology is often heralded as a source of firm competitiveness. Paradoxically, many large and mature companies facing complex international competition appear to suffer from a lack of competitive flexibility...
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