A critical review of competitiveness measurement in Northern Ireland

Esmond Birnie, Richard Johnston, Laura Heery, Elaine Ramsey

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Abstract

Measurement of regional competitiveness is an important and complex issue. Previous research has mostly considered national economies. However, indicators and measures identified at the national level may not apply well to regions. This paper contributes to knowledge by providing an analytical narrative of how the concept of the measurement of competitiveness has developed over time in Northern Ireland. The various stages in the development of measurements are critically evaluated. The region’s chronic competitiveness shortfall is identified and possible explanations are indicated. The conclusions assess the most recent position regarding competitiveness measurement alongside a review of future research needs.
LanguageEnglish
JournalRegional Studies
Early online date11 Mar 2019
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 11 Mar 2019

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Keywords

  • Competitiveness
  • productivity
  • regional
  • economic development
  • Northern Ireland

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