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The Right Place: How National Competitiveness Makes or Breaks Companies

The Right Place: How National Competitiveness Makes or Breaks Companies

by Arturo Bris
The Right Place: How National Competitiveness Makes or Breaks Companies

The Right Place: How National Competitiveness Makes or Breaks Companies

by Arturo Bris

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Overview

The Right Place explains why firms succeed in one country and fail in another, irrespective of their inner drivers, and suggests potential initiatives that governments can take to help the private sector create jobs and, consequently, make their countries more prosperous.

The competitiveness race is not unlike a cycling race. If you want to ride fast, you need three things: a good bike, to be in good shape, and a smooth and fast road. In a collaborative model, you might say the business is the bicycle, the business leader is the cyclist, and the road is the government and the external environment. The responsibility of a government is to design and build the best possible road. It turns out that when the road is good, good cyclists suddenly appear and want to race on it. In this book, competition and macroeconomics expert, Arturo Bris, provides the analysis of country competitive performance based on 30 years advising countries on this topic. The typical mistakes that countries make are revealed and the pillars necessary in building a competitive economy: economic performance as a necessary condition for prosperity; government efficiency, so the public sector can create the conditions for a productive economy; business efficiency, so companies can create jobs; and infrastructure, both tangible and intangible, so businesses and individuals can operate efficiently.

With contemporary case studies throughout, the book provides an illuminating read for politicians, business leaders and students of macroeconomics.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781000327793
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/28/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 478
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Arturo Bris is professor of finance at IMD and the director of the world-renowned IMD World Competitiveness Center. He works with governments all over the world assessing, measuring, and managing the competitiveness of countries. He was previously an associate professor at the Yale School of Management and is a member of the advisory board of the Wealth Management Institute in Singapore and of the Strategic Board of Debiopharm. He regularly speaks at events and conferences in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. He has had articles published in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and also in Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Straits Times, and Handelsblatt among many others.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
1. THE TAYBEH BREWING COMPANY
2. FULL MOON BREWWORKS
3. THE IMPORTANCE OF THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
4. THE EIGHT CHARACTERISTICS OF SUCCESS
5. THE VALUE OF COLLABORATION
6. THE IMPORTANCE OF GLOBAL FACTORS
7. DEFINING A NEW MEASURE OF SUCCESS
8. WHAT IT TAKES TO BE COMPETITIVE
9. BUSINESS CONSULTANTS
10. EDUCATION
11. INFRASTRUCTURE
12. THE PRIVATE SECTOR CREATES JOBS
13. THE RULE OF LAW
14. GOVERNMENT-INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS
15. NATIONAL CHAMPIONS, BUT ALSO SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES
16. BRANDING A NATION
17. TECHNOLOGY, INNOVATION, EDUCATION, GENDER POLICIES, AND SUSTAINABILITY
18. THIS BOOK IS FOR BOTH BUSINESS AND POLITICAL STAKEHOLDERS

PART 1. THE DRIVERS OF BUSINESS COMPETITIVENESS
19. INTRODUCTION
20. FOOTBALL: COACHES AND THE PERFORMANCE OF TEAMS
21. THE DRIVERS OF PERFORMANCE
22. THE IMPACT OF LEADERS ON PERFORMANCE
23. WHAT DRIVES PERFORMANCE BEYOND LEADERS?
24. GLOBAL EFFECTS
25. NATIONAL COMPETITIVENESS AND BUSINESS SUCCESS
26. HOW THE NATIONAL CONTEXT MATTERS: TAIWAN AND GIANT BICYCLES
27. THE IMPORTANCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT: THE CASE OF RUSSIA

PART 2. UNDERSTANDING COMPETITIVENESS
28. INTRODUCTION
29. WHAT IS COMPETITIVENESS
30. LOOKING BACK TO HISTORY
31. SETTING THE COMPETITIVENESS PATH
32. HAPPINESS: AND THE SEARCH OF THE MODERN-DAY SHANGRI-LA
33. CONCLUSION: WE MANAGE WHAT WE CAN MEASURE

PART 3. WHAT IT TAKES TO HAVE A NATIONAL STRATEGY
34. INTRODUCTION
35. A GOOD STRATEGY
36. THE IMPORTANCE OF NATIONAL CONSENSUS
37. POLITICAL LEADERSHIP
38. A LONG-TERM VIEW
39. THE IMPORTANCE OF EXECUTION: DELIVERY UNITS
40. AVOID CONSULTANTS!!!

PART 4. THE PATH TO COMPETITIVENESS
41. INTRODUCTION
42. EDUCATION
43. OPENNESS/TALENT ATTRACTION
44. INFRASTRUCTURE
45. RULE OF LAW
46. CORRUPTION
47. FINANCIAL SYSTEM AND STOCK MARKETS

48. IT IS THE PRIVATE SECTOR THAT CREATES JOBS

49. PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS
50. NATIONAL CHAMPIONS, BUT ALSO SMES
51. BRANDING THE COUNTRY
52. CONCLUSION

PART 5. BEING COMPETITIVE IN THE 21ST CENTURY
53. INTRODUCTION
54. THE ROLE OF UNIVERSITIES IN INNOVATION ECOSYSTEMS
55. COMPETITIVENESS THROUGH TECHNOLOGY
56. GENDER BALANCE AND GROWTH
57. SUSTAINABILITY: PUTTING PEOPLE FIRST
58. PUBLIC POLICY TO RESOLVE MARKET FAILURES
59. EDUCATION FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
60. COMPETITIVENESS AND INCOME INEQUALITY
61. HOW CAN DEMOCRACIES EXCEL

CONCLUSION

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