Textile and Apparel Industries

Defining Competitiveness in the Globalized World: Building on Competitive Advantage, Comparative Advantage and New Growth Theories

Authors
  • Juyoung Lee (Iowa State University)
  • Elena Karpova orcid logo (Iowa State Universtiy)

Abstract

In the late 1970s, intellectual leaders, including scholars and politicians, began to emphasize the concept of competitiveness in the race to achieve a country’s economic success in the globalized world (Krugman, 1996). In 1990, Michael E. Porter published his influential book, Competitive Advantage of Nations, which spread the term globally and ubiquitously. The versatility of the term, however, has generated some ambiguity.

Keywords: Competitiveness, theory development

How to Cite:

Lee, J. & Karpova, E., (2013) “Defining Competitiveness in the Globalized World: Building on Competitive Advantage, Comparative Advantage and New Growth Theories”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 70(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2013
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