What is competitiveness?

Our mission

We are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge on world competitiveness by offering benchmarking services for countries and companies using the latest and most relevant data on the subject.

For over 25 years, the IMD World Competitiveness Center has pioneered research on how nations and enterprises compete to lay the foundations for future prosperity.

The competitiveness of nations is probably one of the most significant developments in modern management, and IMD intends to remain the leader in this field.

The Center cooperates with a network of 55 partner institutes worldwide to provide governments and the business and academic communities with the following services: 

  • Competitiveness assessment and education

  • Workshops/Mega Dives on competitiveness

  • Special country/regional competitiveness reports

  • World Competitiveness Yearbook and Online

To keep pace with the dynamic reality of competitiveness, we are committed to furthering our cutting-edge research and to broadening our portfolio of activities.


What is competitiveness

Competitiveness is the extent to which a country is able to foster an environment in which enterprises can generate sustainable value.

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Meet the team


The team works together to produce the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook as well as to deliver a variety of special projects. 


Arturo Bris

Director of the IMD World Competitiveness Center


Professor of Finance


José Caballero

Senior Economist


Christos Cabolis

Chief Economist and Head of Operations

Greek; American

Maëlle Desard

Marketing Specialist


Madeleine Hediger

Data Research & Online Services Specialist


Catherine Jobin

Order & Sales Administrator


Marco Pistis

Research Specialist