STIMULATING COMPETITIVENESS: ACTUAL ISSUES FOR NATIONAL, REGIONAL, URBAN AND CLUSTERS ADMINISTRATION
This paper analyzes factors that determine the competitiveness of countries, cities or regions in a global economy. To stimulate competitiveness authorities and business can use different policies at the different geographical levels (country, región, city, clusters). The objective of this paper is to make countries, cities or regions more competitive in a global economy, by linking them up to global value chains. We will argue that clusters are one way of increasing global competitiveness. Also competitiveness of cluster will be discussed and policies to promote the competitiveness at different levels will be listed. Finally, the factors influencing competitiveness will be analyzed.
International College Suan Sunandha
Rajabhat University, Bangkok, Thailand