DOI: 10.21637/GT.2012.1-2.05.

National Competitiveness of Slovakia in the Context of Global Competitiveness Indexes

DUDÁŠ, Tomáš

This article aims to describe the evolution of the national competitiveness of Slovakia in the context of the main global competitiveness indexes. The first part of the article focuses on the theoretical background of the national competitiveness and summarizes the most important theories and studies published in this field. The second part of the article presents the methodological background of the main global indices of competitiveness. The third part of the article then deals with Slovakia’s position in the rankings of global competitiveness and with the analysis of sub-indices, with the aim to identify the main weaknesses of the Slovak economy. The conclusion of the article will try to give suggestions to remedy these weaknesses and will provide an outlook for Slovakia’s competitiveness in the coming years.

KEYWORDS: Slovakia, competitiveness, economy

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