Can competitiveness data predict the French election?


April 23 is the first round of the French Presidential election. As with many recent elections, there is an intense interest in the outcome, especially with Le Pen as a contender and with Trump and Brexit still making daily headlines.

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Competitiveness and gender parity: A long way to go

March 8 marks International Women’s Day - a celebration of the many accomplishments of women as well as the acknowledgement of ongoing efforts to achieve gender parity in social, political and economic dimensions. In this issue of the Criterion of the Month, the IMD World Competitiveness Center recognizes International Women’s Day by exploring the relationship between competitiveness and different criteria related to women’s activities.

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Criterion of the Month - March 2017

The continuous attractiveness of Switzerland: 
Talent availability and other sources of competitiveness

Why do MNCs such as Philip Morris and ABB choose Switzerland as a base for their operations? There are several significant factors that define the attractiveness of Switzerland.

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Criterion of the Month - January 2017

Business efficiency and productivity (Part I) 

The actions and policies of government and their outcomes (e.g., infrastructure indicators) affect the efficiency and productivity of the private sector. In this Criterion of the Month, we assess some of the key indicators driving business efficiency and productivity.

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Criterion of the Month - February 2017

The IMD World Talent Report 2016

The IMD World Competitiveness Center is delighted to present the IMD World Talent Report 2016. The report includes a talent ranking for all countries in the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook (61 countries as of this year).

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Criterion of the Month - November 2016