World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report 2010 – 2011
Even as a strong supporter of the World Economic Forum – both its aims and its’ organisation, even I was surprised at the quality of their latest global competitiveness report.
Using 12 “pillars” upon which to base competitiveness and taking into account 3 possible stages of economic development, they rate the competitiveness of 139 nations. The research is extremely thorough and, as interesting as it is to see the ranking, what is equally fascinating is to see the detailed breakdowns by nation – both strengths and weaknesses.
In addition to insightful regional reports, they also supply a number of other key facts about every nation measured – invaluable information for those considering geographic expansion (or even contraction) and in assessing opportunities for services such as education. Obviously, even more critical, is the value to governments and other state institutions in terms of setting growth agendas and deciding what are the critical issues to address.
In our (Genesis) area of focus: taking strategic decisions – this information can offer an excellent context, especially where those decisions are global in nature. I recommend keeping this document in your research library.