Top Class Competitors: How Nations, Firms and Individuals Succeed in the New World of Competitiveness / Edition 1by Stephane Garelli
Pub. Date: 05/08/2006
Competitiveness, is the most used and abused term in modern economics. three decades ago it was unheard-of; today a Google search produces more than 35 million matches. Competitiveness has take the world by storm with frequent name-checks from politicians, business leaders, journalists and academics alike. but is competitiveness a fad or for real? And, incidentally… See more details below
Competitiveness, is the most used and abused term in modern economics. three decades ago it was unheard-of; today a Google search produces more than 35 million matches. Competitiveness has take the world by storm with frequent name-checks from politicians, business leaders, journalists and academics alike. but is competitiveness a fad or for real? And, incidentally, what is it exactly?
Competitiveness, as defined in this book, is the ability of a nation, company or individual to mange a totality of competences to attain prosperity. Success today depends on more than managing a few well-established core competencies. Along with traditional policies, a nation must also tackle education and security to sustain economic development. A company must manage "soft" issues such as brands and perceptions to beat the competition. And individuals must reinvent themselves and expand their skills to survive. These fields of economic research did not exist a few decades ago. today, competitiveness makes the link.
Top class Competitors is a journey through the brave new world of competitiveness. What are its historical origins? How doe sit impact the management of a nation? How do companies thrive e on it in an international environment? What is the impact on work structures and value systems? Above all, is there a competitiveness mindset? Exploring how the concept works and how its issues are intertwined, Stephane Garelli shows why competitiveness is the most powerful tool available to unleash new levels of prosperity for nations, profit for companies and success for people.
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Table of Contents
1 Competitiveness: Changing the Mindset 1
2 The Long and Winding Road to Competitiveness 31
3 Working out National Competitiveness: The Cube Theory 61
4 The Extended Enterprise 117
5 Competitiveness and Work: A Love–Hate Relationship 153
6 Competitiveness and Value Systems 181
7 Competent People and Competitive People: They Are Not The Same . . . 217
Epilogue: A Beautiful, Competitive Mind 251
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