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…
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
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.
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…
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…
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…