Competitiveness and Economic Development in Europe: Prospects and Challenges

I Determinants of competitiveness, economic growth, and developmentThe linkage between entrepreneurship, competitiveness, innovativeness, and economic growth – theoretical approachConceptualisation of entrepreneurshipMeasuring entrepreneurshipEntrepreneurship, innovativeness, competitiveness of economy, and economic growth – macroeconomic opportunitiesConclusionsReferencesTotal factor productivity and patents: an ambivalent linkMarket failures and the need for an innovation policyThe controversial emergence of patents in economic historyMeasuring inventive capacity with patentsTFP measurement and cointegration test of its link with patentsConclusionReferencesThe mediating role of institutions on the distributive effects of financial developmentIntroduction and conceptual underpinningsData and methodsEmpirical models and methodsResultsFinal remarksReferencesINFLUENCE OF EFFECTIVENESS OF THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK’S MONETARY POLICY ON THE EUR/USD RATE OF EXCHANGE IN 1999-2019The method and statistical dataResults of the model estimationConclusionReferencesDevelopment of stock markets in selected countries in the 21st centuryData and modelResults of the model estimationConclusionReferencesOUTPUT GAP MEASUREMENT How sensitive are the European Commission’s estimates for the Greek economy?Review of the European Commission’s methodologySensitivity to output elasticity of labourSensitivity to TFPSensitivity to NAWRUSensitivity to other adjustments and the effect of capital non-smoothingConclusionsNotesReferencesPersonal income tax progressivity and output volatility in PolandStabilising effects of PIT and social security contributions in Poland in 2000–2008 and 2008–1015 – results of empirical researchStatistical data and modelEstimation resultsImpact of tax progressivity on output stabilisation in PolandConclusionsNotesReferencesII Competitiveness of economiesThe evolution of the real weighted exchange rate and its impact on Greek export performanceEurozone and less developed countriesThe competitiveness of the Greek economyConclusionsReferencesPoland on the path of competitiveness growthThe socialist economy and a marginal position of Poland in the world economyPolish economic reforms restoring and building a market economyReforms’ results and the international competitiveness of the Polish economyActive internationalisation of the Polish economyPassive internationalisation of the Polish economyConclusions, perspectives, and future research directionsNotesReferencesInternational competitiveness and the impact of globalisation and technology on economic growth and welfareCompetition policyConclusionNotesReferencesCOMPETITIVENESS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES IN THE AGE OF INDUSTRY 4.0 The case of TurkeyIndustry 4.0Industry 4.0 and developing countriesEmpirical studyConclusionsNotesReferencesDIGITAL COMPETITIVENESS OF THE EU VS THE UNITED STATES AND CHINA Assessment and implicationsConceptual framework and measurement of digital competitiveness“Input” (ex-ante) digital competitiveness of the European Union in relation to the US and ChinaThe “outcome” digital competitiveness of the European Union in relation to the US and ChinaConclusionNotesReferencesMacro-financial linkages in the Polish economyMacroprudential policyVector autoregressive modelsLinear VAR modelIdentificationThreshold VAR modelImpulse response functionsAssumptions of modelsDataSVAR modelThreshold SVAR modelConclusionsReferencesAppendixIII Competitiveness and development of the economy sectorsInformation policies of central banks and asymmetry of information in financial marketsInformation and knowledge, information noiseAsymmetry of information in the financial marketInformation policies of central banksConclusionReferencesCompetition in the Polish non-life insurance marketMethodology and dataThe Panzar-Rosse modelEconometric form of the Panzar-Rosse modelData selection and descriptive statisticsEstimation and resultsConclusionsReferencesCorporate social responsibility (CSR) and financial results of insurance companiesDataResults of model estimationConclusionReferencesCSR reporting as a factor of insurance companies’ competitive advantageLiterature reviewModel and dataResult of model estimationConclusionReferencesCompetitiveness of Slovakia as a destination in the international tourism marketDestination competitiveness modelsAim and materialResults and discussionCompetitiveness of Slovakia on international tourism market (macroeconomic view)Competitiveness of tourism destinations in SlovakiaConclusionReferencesCOMPETITIVE DEVELOPMENT The case study of “Airbnb” and its impact on the tourism economyImpact of Airbnb in the tourism economyAirbnb and hospitalityConclusionsReferencesCompetitiveness and challenges for Greek civil servants after the crisisHistorical background of the crisisAusterity packages and structural reformsEmployees in the public and wider public sectorTraining programmesNational Centre for Public Administration and Local Government (EKDDA)Statistical dataInadequate educationConclusionReferencesIV Competitiveness and development of enterprisesCHANGES, EVOLUTION, REVOLUTION, AND ADAPTATION OF ENTERPRISE BUSINESS MODELS Theoretical implicationsThe business model of enterprises as a key determinant and platform for creating and deriving new values from global structural changesManaging strategic change by creating unique business models of enterprisesMechanisms for managing the variability of business models and market dynamicsReferencesChanges, evolution, and adaptation of the business model of Polish service enterprises – resultsThe company business model used before the strategic changeThe scope and methodology of scientific researchResults of scientific researchReferencesCORPORATE GOVERNANCE AS DYNAMIC SYSTEM The growing role of boards in strategic decision-making processes (the case of Poland)Literature review: the role of the board – theoretical assumptions and empirical evidenceResearch resultsConclusionReferencesThe concept of corporate social responsibility as a source of an enterprise’s competitive advantageCompetitive advantage of an enterprise – literature reviewMethodsResultsConclusionReferencesThe impact of the integrated management system ERP on building competitive advantage of enterprisesEvolution of IT systemsMethodsResultsConclusionReferences
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