IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2016 Results

The USA has surrendered its status as the world's most competitive economy after being overtaken by China Hong Kong and Switzerland!

On May 30, 2016, IMD announced the findings of its annual World Competitiveness Yearbook. As part of its ranking of 61 economies for 2016, the IMD World Competitiveness Center looks at several aspects of each country as a place to conduct business.

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IMD World Competitiveness Ranking 2016

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The 2016 edition ranks China Hong Kong first, Switzerland second and the USA third, with Singapore, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and Canada completing the top 10.

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The World Competitiveness Center helps businesses and governments highlight competitive advantages and uncover opportunities in offering a range of customized solutions.


Learn more about how the World Competitiveness Center computes the rankings on the competitiveness of nations, using hard data (2/3) and a business executives' opinion survey (1/3).

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Mega Dive Thailand – Competitiveness Improvement Program

A Mega Dive is a large-scale interactive workshop which engages participants in the search for different paths to enhance the competitiveness of their organization.

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IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook - Rankings 2016

Our mission is to help people achieve prosperity and quality of life and this is how we expect our rankings to be used and interpreted" said Professor Arturo Bris, Director of the IMD World Competitiveness Center.

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IMD World Competitiveness Center: Competitiveness Programs

Competitiveness programs for companies and governments:
By Arturo Bris and the IMD World Competitiveness Center Team

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