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Title: The competitiveness of nations and implications for human development
Authors: Ülengin, F
Kabak, Ö
Önsel, S
Aktas, E
Parker, BR
Keywords: Competitiveness of nations;Human development;Data envelopment analysis;Artificial neural networks
Issue Date: 2011
Citation: Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, 45(1), 16 - 27, 2011
Abstract: Human development should be the ultimate objective of human activity, its aim being healthier, longer, and fuller lives. Thus, if the competitiveness of a nation is properly managed, enhanced human welfare should be the key expected consequence. The research described here explores the relationship between the competitiveness of a nation and its implications for human development. For this purpose, 45 countries were evaluated initially using data envelopment analysis. In this stage, global competitiveness indicators were taken as input variables with human development index indicators as output variables. Subsequently, an artificial neural network analysis was conducted to identify those factors having the greatest impact on efficiency scores.
Description: This is the post-print version of the final paper published in Socio-Economic Planning Sciences. The published article is available from the link below. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. Copyright @ 2010 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN: 0038-0121
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