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…
The mission of World Competitiveness Center
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 more than 30 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 partners in 58 countries. It provide governments and the business and academic communities with the following publications and services:
- World Competitiveness Rankings (Competitiveness, Digital Competitiveness and Talent)
- Workshops/Mega Dives on competitiveness
- Special country/regional competitiveness reports
- World Competitiveness Online database
- Smart City Index (by the Smart City Observatory)
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.
Publication dates of the rankings
- 17 June 2021 at 10am CEST: release of IMD World Competitiveness Ranking 2021
- 29 September 2021: release of IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking 2021
- 28 October 2021: release of Smart City Index 2021 by the Smart City Observatory (SCO)
- 9 December 2021: release of IMD World Talent Ranking 2021
Data unveiled today 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 survey replies from business and government executives, the digital rankings help governments and companies to understand where to focus their resources and what might be best practices when embarking on digital transformation.
Arturo Bris, the WCC’s director and IMD Professor of Finance, said: "The success of rapidly divergent digital strategies rests heavily on public trust in the societal and institutional leaders driving them, and this research is part of our effort to help build a broader understanding and a better-quality public debate."
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