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    Review of Competitiveness Frameworks

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    Date:13 April 2016 
    Source: NCC
    Topics: Discussion Papers

    For over a decade, the Council has used a bespoke competitiveness framework (“the competitiveness pyramid”) to describe the multifaceted and interlinked dimensions of competitiveness, with a particular focus on how competitiveness issues impact upon Ireland as a small, open economy.

    To ensure that the NCC remains an effective and authoritative voice advocating for competitiveness enhancement, the Council commissioned research to examine our competitiveness definitions and framework. This work was carried out for the Council by Dr Christian Ketels, Principal Associate at the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School. This discussion document presents his findings.

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    In addition to Dr Ketels' analysis, the Council is also seeking submissions regarding the continued evolution of its competitiveness framework. In particular, the Council is interested in views as to the strengths and weaknesses of its current approach, and inputs on factors not captured in the existing framework.

    Submissions should be marked “Competitiveness Framework Consultation” and can either be e-mailed to or sent in hard copy to NCC Secretariat, Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. The closing date for submissions is Friday May 13 2016. Further details on the consultation process are available below.

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