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Are Asian Economies on a Sustainable Growth Path?

In 2012 Prof. Mark Esposito and Prof. Terence Tse published an article on their research in the influence of competitiveness on productivity and prosperity – or sustainable growth. In this article they mainly focused on the economies in Europe. They concluded that there was a significant difference between “developing for prosperity […] and increasing productivity”. Now, Esposito and Tse have published a study that researched the same question, but in a different economy. This article investigates the competitiveness of Asian economies, and whether they are on a path of Sustainable Growth.
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Winning the $30 trillion decathlon: Going for gold in emerging markets

Study (McKinsey&Company, 2012) indicates that although it is widely recognized among multinationals that emerging markets are the key to long term success, the current results do not support it. This is caused by the complexity of entering, competing and upholding sustainable revenues in the extensively varying markets in the emerging world. This study confirms the Netherlands Institute for Competitiveness’ conviction that, in order to increase one’s chances, companies should target geographical clusters, and have a broad array of well developed strategic, marketing and operation skills. This is comparable to a decathlon athlete, who needs to master ten different disciplines to finish first.
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