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  • Case Study: Global Competitiveness And Foreign Direct Investment

    Global Competitiveness and Foreign Direct Investment Global competitiveness assesses a countries productivity and return on investments by using a number of benchmark measurements. The different measurements expose opportunities for Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) from outside countries or entities (Hill, 2009). As organizations see opportunities to in other countries to invest and increase productivity for their firm and the country it can operate in, FDI becomes mutually beneficial. The following case study will cover the 12 pillars of competitiveness in accordance to the 2014-2015 Global competitiveness report. In the report, a comparison and contrast between Rwanda and Japan will identify opportunities for FDI. Global competitiveness The Global Competitiveness report polls 144 economies and generates a competitive index ranking for each economy. The Global Competitive Index is composed by 12 pillars with are set up by categories. Its first sub index includes basic requirements that measure institutions and is built by four pillars. The four pillars include infrastructure, macroeconomic environment, and health and primary education. The basic requirements determine the factor driven section of the economies. The second sub index measures…

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  • Pillar Of Competitiveness

    This pillar focuses on the nation’s public health and the quality of basic education. Every nation must have a healthy labor force in order for nations to have an economic growth. Higher education and training is the fifth pillar. This pillar focuses on the quality and quantity of higher education and the availability of on-the-job training. Vocational education is extremely important to the workforce. In addition, today’s global economy requires nations to cultivate groups of well educated…

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  • Corporate Insider

    It is harder for countries with low investor rights to incentives people in foreign economies to invest. Rent seeking is a deterrent when investors enter the market. The negative outcomes for which drive come with rent seeking such as a build-up of outside debt, low share prices, and low income which affects the voter the most. These effects incentivize governments to enforce anti-rent-seeking policy’s and pro-investor rights or corporate governance. In turn, countries are more likely to adapt…

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  • Diversity And Competitiveness

    An organisation’s success and competitiveness relies upon its capability to accept diversity and understand the benefits that are associated with it. Diversity in the work place refers to the numerous differences between people in an organisation, it involves race, gender, ethnic group, demographics, and much more. There are many benefits to multicultural teams in business, such as the variety of view points that come with a diversity of personalities, concepts, and skills that consequently,…

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  • Competitiveness In Ancient Greece

    What forces shaped the Greeks ' attitudes to competitiveness? Social performance played a crucial role in the life of any Ancient Greek and the result of this constant performance was that the agôn became essential to the social dynamics of Ancient Greece. Agôn had a variety of meanings throughout Greek history, at first the term was used to define a space in which people compete however later on it was used to denote any kind of competition whether it be in an athletic contest or a…

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  • Competitiveness In Health Care

    Abstract—The choice of a health plan goes undetected by the primary user, who will be greatly affected by their employers choice of coverage. I will examine today’s competitiveness amongst providers, what factors are used for product choice, and the data source involved in the decision making. Keywords—National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA),Data Quality Modeling, Healthcare Effectiveness and Data Information Set(HEDIS), Health Paln Survey, Affordable Care Act(ACA) Centers for…

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  • Competitiveness In American Culture

    have reactions which can be used to either unify a nation and its participating members or distinguish amongst them. The words we use in our daily lexicon have the ability to unify and distinguish humans in matters of culture, race, religion, and politics. When did having a different skin color, partaking in a different culture, practicing a certain religion or being part of a different political party, entitles the “other side” to carry certain negative preconceived notions between one another.…

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  • Is Competitiveness Genetic Or Learnt?

    Is competitiveness genetic or learnt? “I’m just competitive it doesn’t matter what it is. I want to win.” – Alyson Felix But is this statement true for everyone. Competitiveness is in every aspect of life and is something we all feel at some point in our lives. But is this feeling learnt or is it something we’re born with. We all know at least one of those so-called “born competitors”. She’s the classmate who always has the highest mark in all the tests and he’s the friend who always has the…

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  • Efficiency And Competitiveness Paper

    Cost, Efficiency and Productivity – Neal “Efficiency, productivity and competitiveness are linked. Better productivity means increased efficiency which results in a higher level of competitiveness” (GCSE, 2014). This is currently not the case for the California division of Railex, and will need to be to create a more competitive company. Due to a lack of internal accounting information it will need to be assumed that an investigation is necessary. This is to find the root cause of the costs…

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  • Competitiveness In Global Business

    Azmi (2006) explores business ethics being used as competitive advantage. He argues that globalisation has lead to ethical behaviours becoming “a prerequisite for conducting any type of business, particularly in the global marketplace” and refers to business ethics as being “one of the invaluable intangible assets for competing”. Azmi (2006) calls out tangible assets as being easy to imitate and therefore not as valuable to competitiveness as intangible assets that are harder to copy. He…

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