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The triggers of competitiveness- The EFIGE cross-country report

Carlo Altomonte (), Tommaso Aquilante () and Gianmarco Ottaviano ()

in Blueprints from Bruegel

Abstract: Competitiveness is one of the most debated issues in policy circles. But, what triggers it? Capitalising on the first existing harmonised cross-country dataset measuring the entire range of international activities of firms in seven European countries (Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom), we first confirm a number well-established results of the firm heterogeneity literature. Secondly, and more importantly, we identify several innovational, financial, organizational and managerial triggers of...

Date: Written 2012-07 Originally published 2012-07.
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