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Competitiveness Review (CR) publishes academic research and conceptual policy dialogue on the competitiveness of locations at all stages of economic development.

ISSN: 1059-5422
eISSN: 1059-5422

Aims and scope

Competitiveness Review (CR) aims to be the leading platform for academic research and conceptual policy dialogue on the competitiveness of locations.

Competitiveness, understood as the set of factors, institutions and activities that enable a location to sustain a high level of prosperity and companies located there to compete successfully, requires an inclusive, cross-discipline perspective. Accordingly, Competitiveness Review publishes research from a wide range of disciplines and methodologies with a global focus, covering locations at all stages of economic development. Special attention is given to submissions dedicated to sustainable development topics (e.g. SDGs from the United Nations).

The following list indicates the key issues in Competitiveness Review. Special issues of the Review will collect papers on specific topics selected by the editors.

  • Definition/conceptual framework of competitiveness
  • Competitiveness diagnostics and rankings
  • Competitiveness and economic outcomes
  • Competitiveness and sustainable development strategies and/or policies (e.g. eco-innovation, circular economy)
  • Specific dimensions of competitiveness
  • Competitiveness and endowments
  • Competitiveness and economic development
  • Location and business strategy
  • International business and the role of MNCs
  • Innovation and innovative capacity
  • Clusters and cluster initiatives
  • Institutions for competitiveness
  • Public policy (e.g., innovation, cluster development, regional development)

This journal is aligned with our responsible management goal

We aim to champion researchers, practitioners, policymakers and organisations who share our goals of contributing to a more ethical, responsible and sustainable way of working.

SDG 2 Zero hunger
SDG 8 Decent work & economic growth
SDG 9 Industry, innovation & infrastructure
SDG 10 Reduced inequalities
SDG 11 Sustainable cities & communities
SDG 12 Responsible consumption & production
SDG 13 Climate action
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