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Sector Specific Sources of Competitiveness in the Western Balkans, Recommendation for a Regional Investment Strategy, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Abstract
The Western Balkan region benefits from a cost-competitive labour force and geographic and cultural proximity to EU markets. However, cost competitiveness as a source of differentiation is not sustainable. Cost levels are increasing gradually in some sectors, reducing firms’ profitability. In order to sustain competitiveness, the Western Balkans needs to move up the value chain, from investing in automated technology to producing higher-quality goods and enhancing its human capital. This report examines the apparel manufacturing, automotive components and business process and technology outsourcing sectors, focusing on market competitiveness factors, industry key success factors and policy recommendations
Table Of Contents
Annex B -- Annex C -- Approach and Methodology -- Executive Summary -- Introduction -- Automotive Components -- Apparel Manufacturing -- Annex A -- Regional Competitiveness Initiative -- Business Process and Information Technology Outsourcing
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (221 pages)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781282159884

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