Journal of Competitiveness Studies

Articles from Vol. 5, No. 1, 1997

Do Import Restraint Policies Influence Marketing, R&D, and Manufacturing Orientations?
INTRODUCTION Voluntary Restraint Agreements or VRAs have been in place to protect selected domestic industries from foreign competition. Some of the industries that have successfully negotiated VRAs in the past include automobiles, machine tools and...
Economic Restructuring and the Competitiveness of the Senegalese Informal Sector
INTRODUCTION Most African countries gained their independence in 1960s. The main thrust of their policies was influenced by their independence struggle and the government centered development policies being followed by many countries at that time. Several...
Global Visionaries
In the previous issue (Vol. 4, No. 1), we advanced the idea that globalization should be viewed not only in economic, but also in intellectual and moral contexts. Globalization, as an orientation, is aimed at liberating the mind and soul from distrust...
High Technology Competition: The Role of Higher Education and Research Infrastructure
INTRODUCTION The past decade has seen considerable attention focused on competitiveness of U.S. firms in foreign markets. A wide body of literature on causes and consequences of global competitiveness has suggested a number of possible factors contributing...
Nurturing Entrepreneurship: Reconsideration for Competitive Strategy
INTRODUCTION The United States for many decades reigned as a world leader in productivity and gross national product. However, beginning the 1960s other nations have grown in economic strength. As a result, the United States has a gross domestic output...
Profile Analysis in Automotive Component Industry: A New Methodology to Analyze a Firm's Competitiveness
INTRODUCTION A firm's competitiveness leads to high profitability, derived from a series of competitive actions, to provide goods and services of value to its customer. Competitive advantage, according to Porter, derives from the various activities carried...
Sustained Competitive Advantage: A Resource-Based Framework
INTRODUCTION The dominant paradigm in business strategy for the last fifteen years or so has been based on externally oriented product market/industry analyses. These show the characteristics of product market advantages and how such advantages are produced...
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