Konkurencyjność międzynarodowa sektorów rolno-żywnościowych państw Unii Europejskiej w ujęciu dynamicznym

Jacek Strojny


International competitiveness is a phenomenon hard to define due to its both multidimensional and dynamic nature. Problems with placing the competition issue within the theory of economics are reflected in an incomplete effectiveness of available measurement methods. The basic method of competitive rivalry is to enhance the functioning efficiency of a company, an industry, a country, etc. In the long-term; changes in this efficiency are reflected in shifts in the positions the objects occupy in the international market. This justifies the conception of using these changes/shifts for evaluating the international competitive position itself. The present study exemplifies the application of multidimensional comparative analysis to quantify the abstract notion of international competitiveness of the agrifood economy. The international competitive positions of individual countries were expressed as a specific form of synthetic measure. The dynamics of this measure was described by means of a linear function. Using the linear trends of the synthetic measure made it possible to quantify the future course and time horizon of the equalisation of international competitiveness levels between countries. Empirical studies showed that many patterns of the observed relationships may be identified in the economic reality. The course and duration of the convergence process are determined by the initial competitiveness levels as well as by the process dynamics. Convergence should not be expected to occur in the whole set of EU countries, but in subgroups of objects. Countries belonging to different clusters exhibit divergence with different degrees of intensity. The groups of countries whose synthetic measures tend to level out were named "clubs of convergence".
Other language title versionsInternational competitiveness of agri-food industries in European Union countries from dynamic aspect
Book typeMonograph
Author Jacek Strojny (FoAaE)
Jacek Strojny,,
- Faculty of Agriculture and Economics
PublisherUniwersytet Rolniczy im. Hugona Kołłątaja w Krakowie, MNiSW [80]
Publishing place (Publisher address)Kraków
Issue year2010
Book series /Journal (in case of Journal special issue)Zeszyty Naukowe Uniwersytetu Rolniczego im. Hugona Kołłątaja w Krakowie. Rozprawy, ISSN 1899-3486, (0 pkt)
Publication size in sheets15
Languagepl polski
Score (nominal)20
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