Assessing Meso and Micro-Competitiveness Boosting Policies, in Stra.Tech.Man Terms

Charalambos Vlados, Fotios Katimertzopoulos

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This article examines the basic conditions for the necessary redeployment of the concept of competitiveness under the current conditions of the restructuring of globalization dynamics, where national, regional and local socio-economic systems are inevitably part of an increasingly profound process of organic global reshaping. In this direction, there is a growing demand for a new logic of developmental economic policy, where the stimulation of the competitiveness of locally operating business entities, the strengthening of local productive socio-economic schemes and the increase of attractiveness for new investments, acquire progressively increasing importance in terms of planning and articulating economic policy. The composite concept of competitiveness at its three levels of analysis (macro, meso and micro-level) is being examined, and a new approach is proposed, based on the evolutionary combination of specific entrepreneurial skills, their specific socio-economic framework and the specific global industrial dynamics they embody and aim for. Finally, the Stra.Tech.Man approach and the Local Development & Innovation Institutes (LDI) are presented, as useful dimensions in the effort of strengthening the local business systems, in terms of meso and micro Competitiveness. 


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Competitiveness, Developmental Economic Policy, Globalization Dynamics, Local Development & Innovation Institutes (LDI), Macro-Meso-Micro Analysis, Stra.Tech.Man Approach.

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