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By Harry Bloch, P. Kenyon

This booklet includes a set of essays via eminent foreign students from Australia, New Zealand, the U.K. and the U.S. It addresses the problems of globalisation and foreign competitiveness and comprises discussions of industry energy, festival coverage and the results of international alternate, globalisation and the labour marketplace. The members additionally study monetary integration and nearby coverage cooperation, alternate and communications, fiscal progress, together with export led progress and overseas direct funding in constructing international locations, and the diffusion of know-how.

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Gapinski 47 form, there may be good reason to consider including information from new survey work. Competitiveness concepts such as quality of product and promptness of delivery are dif®cult to quantify with data from standard sources. That dif®culty could be overcome nicely by specially prepared surveys circulated to appropriate representatives of the government and business communities. Besides, survey data would give ICOM a character of its own; ICOM would become unique. Finally, it must be remembered that ICOM has a forecasting dimension.

They can be expected to move from where they are relatively abundant to where they are relatively scarce, especially when scarcity (abundance) is re¯ected in high (low) prices. Secondly, the quantity of labour and capital available in a country changes through processes of population growth and capital accumulation, respectively. These changes may only partially re¯ect price or scarcity and the impact on aggregate quantities of labour and capital may be slow. However, there is much greater opportunity for changing the composition of the labour force in terms of skills or occupations and changing the composition of capital in terms of its physical form and distribution between industries.

0) 10 11 12 13 Notes: Parentheses indicate competitiveness scores. Asterisks indicate block differences in rankings between the WEF index and ICOM. 1 contains much information, but the main conclusion is that ICOM tracks the much larger WEF index rather well. For example, the ICOM scenario having equal weights matches the WEF country blocks exactly. Block 1 for ICOM contains Singapore, Japan, the United States and Hong Kong, just as the WEF block 1 does. Similar equivalence holds for blocks 2 and 3.

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