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Denmark tops economic competitiveness ranking 
 

Denmark reached the top spot for the first time in the ranking’s 34-year history, having come 3rd in 2021. It performed outstandingly in the business efficiency factor (1st) and in the productivity and efficiency (1st) and management practices (1st) sub-factors. Switzerland moved down to 2nd (from 1st) and Singapore rebounded to 3rd (from 5th).

Discover the 2022 Competitiveness Ranking.

 

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'Sustainability first Denmark' tops economic competitiveness ranking
Topics: Competitiveness, Economics
15 June 2022

Denmark has reached the number one spot in the IMD World Competitiveness Ranking (WCR) for the first time in the ranking’s 34-year history.

“Denmark has played extremely aggressively on the sustainability…

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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,…
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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…

Article
Misinformation is an unwieldly beast
Topics: Competitiveness
By Christos Cabolis & José Caballero - 1 April 2022
The dominance of online news and social media platforms, and their capacity to manipulate the reader, means that we – as consumers – must take an interest in checking the reliability of our providers
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