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Competitiveness Strategy

Industry competitiveness, as opposed to firm competitiveness, is systemic, the result of complex and dynamic interactions between national-level social and economic factors. An industry's competitiveness depends on the ability of firms and other actors in the chain to anticipate and meet buyer demands, take advantage of end-market opportunities, and respond to or influence changes in market demand. An industry can enhance its ability to compete by improving product differentiation, operations or branding. A competitiveness strategy provides a roadmap for moving an industry toward higher, sustained rates of growth—it is not just a plan for helping individual firms become more profitable. However, implementing a competitiveness strategy could require working first with a limited number of firms that are willing to invest in order to create a demonstration effect for other firms.

Read more about Competitiveness Strategy in the Good Practice Center.