Have the perceptions on globalization changed?

Globalization enhances the level of economic integration among countries. The free flow of goods, services, talent, and ideas has economic implications as well as political ramifications. Globalization has been the driving force of value creation but also of inequality; it offers greater choices of goods and services but has also caused the disappearance of domestic companies that could not adapt to global competition.

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Corruption and ethical practices perceptions 

The issues of governance scandals and corporate control failures are perennial and persistent.In this edition of the criterion of the month we present the relationship between variables from our dataset that capture the perception on corruption and practices within firms.

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Criterion of the Month - August 2018 

Trumponomics, or the need for precision and careful examination of data

The return of the US to the first position in the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2018 was accompanied with a usual question we receive in similar circumstances: Are newly elected governments the reason for competitiveness ranking improvements? The answer, in all cases, is “partially.” 

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Criterion of the Month - June 2018

What makes countries happier? 

Research on what affects the levels of happiness of an individual, organization or country has been growing across different academic fields because of its importance to managers, business leaders and policy makers alike. 

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Criterion of the Month - April 2018


Future Readiness and Productivity relationship in the IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking  

The second edition of the IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking  (WDCR)assesses the capacity of 63 economies to adapt and explore digital technologies. In this edition of the Criterion of the Month we will explore what is the correlation between the Future Readiness factor and indicators of productivity.

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Criterion of the Month - July 2018

IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook: The 30th Edition 

Every year in May there is a lot of work and a tremendous effort to cope with deadlines, meticulous reporting and checking of the data. There is also excitement about the upcoming results. This year, the enthusiasm and anticipation are even higher because this year the Center will launch the 30th edition of the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook! 

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Criterion of the Month - May 2018


Gender Parity: Key Trends in Women Empowerment

To celebrate the many accomplishments by women and acknowledge the on-going efforts for gender parity, this issue of the Criterion of the Month explores the evolution of three key areas of women participation and decision-making in the last decade. 

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Criterion of the Month - March 2018