International Review of National Competitiveness
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International Review of National Competitiveness

A Detailed Analysis of Sources and Rankings

Dong-Sung Cho and Hwy-Chang Moon

This book provides rankings of national competitiveness alongside a series of sophisticated and specific guidelines for enhancing national competitiveness.
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Chapter 1: User guide

A Detailed Analysis of Sources and Rankings

Dong-Sung Cho and Hwy-Chang Moon


This research volume consists of a series of tools for assessing national competitiveness. MASI (Measure–Analyze–Simulate–Implement) is the foundation on which this book addresses policy implications for enhancing national competitiveness. The MASI approach includes: _ Measure: Double Diamond (DD)-based 9-Factor Model (IPS Model) for measuring national competitiveness. _ Analyze: 3 _ 3 framework for classifying country groups. _ Simulate: application of business strategy model (cost vs. differentiation) to the analysis of national competitiveness. _ Implement: series of viable strategies for enhancing national competitiveness. In this chapter, the MASI methodology is briefly described and guidance on using this research is provided for users in public and business sectors.

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