Multidimensional Measures of Firm Competitiveness: a Model-Based Approach

Donno, Annalisa (2013) Multidimensional Measures of Firm Competitiveness: a Model-Based Approach, [Dissertation thesis], Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna. Dottorato di ricerca in Metodologia statistica per la ricerca scientifica, 25 Ciclo. DOI 10.6092/unibo/amsdottorato/5173.
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The concept of competitiveness, for a long time considered as strictly connected to economic and financial performances, evolved, above all in recent years, toward new, wider interpretations disclosing its multidimensional nature. The shift to a multidimensional view of the phenomenon has excited an intense debate involving theoretical reflections on the features characterizing it, as well as methodological considerations on its assessment and measurement. The present research has a twofold objective: going in depth with the study of tangible and intangible aspect characterizing multidimensional competitive phenomena by assuming a micro-level point of view, and measuring competitiveness through a model-based approach. Specifically, we propose a non-parametric approach to Structural Equation Models techniques for the computation of multidimensional composite measures. Structural Equation Models tools will be used for the development of the empirical application on the italian case: a model based micro-level competitiveness indicator for the measurement of the phenomenon on a large sample of Italian small and medium enterprises will be constructed.

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Tesi di dottorato
Donno, Annalisa
Dottorato di ricerca
Scuola di dottorato
Scienze economiche e statistiche
Settore disciplinare
Settore concorsuale
Parole chiave
Competitiveness, Multidimensional Measures, Partial Least Squares (PLS), Structural Equation Models (SEM), Composite Indicators, Intangible, Multigroup PLS Analysis
Data di discussione
12 Febbraio 2013

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