Measuring general benefits and competitiveness: what do players really value?

Kuah, Adrian T.H., and Day, John (2010) Measuring general benefits and competitiveness: what do players really value? Singapore Management Review, 32 (2). pp. 1-24.

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Abstract

Clustering bestows a beneficial environment by providing potential access to valuable local resources and favourable conditions that contribute to creating competitive advantage for firms. This paper presents a novel approach by integrating two research frameworks, one from each of economic geography and country marketing planning, to measure the benefits and competitiveness of the Singapore Financial Centre. A combination of a general benefits analysis and an importance performance analysis highlights the existence of important relationships and captures the needs of players within a cluster. Thirty-three personal interviews provide the exploratory dataset and illustrate the approach. This paper is relevant both to policymakers keen to develop, or initiate clusters, as well as academics and practitioners interested in the study of international competitiveness.

Item ID: 23458
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
ISSN: 0129-5977
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2012 04:16
FoR Codes: 12 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning > 120505 Regional Analysis and Development @ 30%
15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified @ 30%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1604 Human Geography > 160401 Economic Geography @ 40%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910402 Management @ 40%
91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9101 Macroeconomics > 910103 Economic Growth @ 30%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design @ 30%
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