World Competitiveness Center

Dedicated to the advancement of knowledge on world competitiveness
Competitiveness determines how countries, regions and companies manage their competencies to achieve long-term growth, generate jobs and increase welfare. Competitiveness is therefore a way towards progress that does not result in winners and losers - when two countries compete, both are better off.
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World Talent Ranking 2021
 

The IMD World Talent Ranking assesses the status and the development of competencies necessary for enterprises and economies to achieve long-term value creation. It does so by using a set of indicators which measure the development, retention and attraction of a domestic and international highly skilled workforce.

Switzerland leads the top 10 economies in the IMD 2021 World Talent Ranking, showing a pandemic-induced trend in which employees are more motivated in more competitive economies and less so in non-competitive ones. Sweden is 2nd (up from 5th in 2020), Luxembourg 3rd (also 3rd in 2020), Norway 4th, and Denmark 5th. Switzerland has been ranked number 1 for five years in a row.

2021 Talent Ranking

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News
Leaders: pay attention to what really motivates your workers
Topics: Competitiveness, Leadership, Talent Management
9 December 2021

Workers today are increasingly motivated by high quality of life, flexible working, and opportunities to train on the job, whereas previously, remuneration was the driving force behind their desire to stick at their jobs…

News
Data shows effects of COVID-19 and climate change on citizens’ perceptions of how ‘smart’ their cities are
Topics: Digital, Competitiveness
28 October 2021

The third edition of the annual IMD-SUTD Smart City Index (SCI)released today has revealed that city-dwellers’ perceptions of how technology is helping to address urban challenges has been highly affected by the…

News
China and US pursuing markedly different digital transformations
Topics: Competitiveness, Digital
29 September 2021

Data unveiled on 29 September, shows how the US tops IMD’s Digital Competitiveness Rankings for the fourth year running. China has risen 15 places in that time, from 30th to 15th.

Based on a mixture of hard data and…

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‘The data monetization trend calls for a common framework, but we need to prioritize questions of trust’
Topics: Digital, Competitiveness
By Arturo Bris - 29 September 2021

Referring to the battle between the US versus Chinese models of digitalization, Marten Kaevats, National Digital Adviser of Estonia, said that both models were ‘big brother-like’ and that we needed ‘a…

Book
The Right Place
Topics: Competitiveness
By Arturo Bris - 29 July 2021
The Right Place explains why firms succeed in one country and fail in another, irrespective of their inner drivers, and suggest potential initiatives that governments can take to help the private sector create jobs and,…
Video
Too much focus on fiscal policy and failure to unite citizens spell economic failure, agree panel of experts
Topics: Competitiveness, Economics, Politics
By Arturo Bris - 17 June 2021

Taiwan remains one of the most successful economies to tackle the dual problem of the health and economic crisis of the past 18 months and entered the top ten for the first time since 2012 in the IMD World…

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