Methodology for a competitiveness index
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Russia Skips Hybrids in Push for Natural Gas Cars

Russia Skips Hybrids in Push for Natural Gas Cars | Methodology for a competitiveness index | Scoop.it
Russia, the world’s second-largest producer of natural gas, is making a bet that methane-powered cars are an alluring market for future growth.

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This article remind us how important it is to consider the market specificities where we do operate. In fact the engine sector is also based on what is available in a given country as natural ressources. Making engine with no relation to the market context is not competitive at all...

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New Report Available: Central America Telecommunications Report Q4 2013 - USPRwire (press release)

New Report Available: Central America Telecommunications Report Q4 2013 USPRwire (press release) As growth begins to slow down in the region, governments are interested in boosting competitivness by adding new players, divesting themselves of their...
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In this sum-up of a report on Central America Telco market, we see what is happening nowadays in every market. Telco companies are pushed down because of increased competition (adding new players like in France) or increasing costs (from fiscal decision like in Hungary). All of this could reduce the competitiveness of on player against the other depending on how they are positionned. For instance, adding a new MNO player on the low-end market doesn't impact the high-end one that much but much more the already positionned low-ends.

 

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Navantia prépare un plan stratégique pour regagner de la compétitivité sur le marché

Navantia prépare un plan stratégique pour regagner de la compétitivité sur le marché | Methodology for a competitiveness index | Scoop.it

18/09/2013

(Infodefensa.com) Madrid - The public company Navantia is developing a Strategic Plan aimed to be "more competitive in the market", as confirmed to Infodefensa.com company sources.

This was announced its president, Jose Manuel Revuelta , in a letter sent to the template on which notes the difficult situation being experienced by the company due to lack of workload.

As recorded by the Galician newspaper La Voz de Galicia , the manager indicated in the letter that Navantia is "in a situation of structural losses must be reversed, especially when many of our major competitors have reported positive results in recent years."

Since 2005, in which Navantia created as a result of the last conversion naval and heir of some of the factories of Izar , only in 2007 has achieved positive results, but so far had not reached such a delicate situation.

Revolt plight attributes this to a lack of competitiveness, due, among other causad, to the absence of a culture of cost or gradual obsolescence of products developed for lack of new contracts. In this framework, states that will require a new working environment in line with the needs of companies competing globally, improving flexibility and efficiency, and that the change in the working model "oriented processes optimize the cost" .


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Here is a good example of what should be done to improve competitiveness: "culture of cost", "obsolescnece of products" hence "lack of new contracts". It should be add to a global index to build it up properly. The ideas behind are innovation and costs reduction/stabilization.

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Text Analytics for Tracking Executive Hubris?

Text Analytics for Tracking Executive Hubris? | Methodology for a competitiveness index | Scoop.it

The next audacious “off the cuff” statement your CEO makes could tank your company’s stock price in minutes. That’s because machines are increasingly analyzing press conferences, earnings calls and more for “linguistic biomarkers” and possibly placing sell orders accordingly. Indeed, with technology’s ability to mine speech patterns of corporate, political, and social leaders, the old proverb; “A careless talker destroys himself”, rings truer than ever..

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As far as the "linguistic" of top managment has a strong impact on investor paradigm, potential competitivness should take this ability into account somehow. Regarding our topic: create an index. How could we calculate such in comparison with competitors? Cash spent on spin doctors? The change in stock price during investor presentation regardless of the results? It seems indeed to difficult to evaluate properly such a parameter for our question.

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BIG wins competition to design Museum of the Human Body in Montpellier

BIG wins competition to design Museum of the Human Body in Montpellier | Methodology for a competitiveness index | Scoop.it
News: Danish architecture firm BIG has won a competition to design a new Museum of the Human Body in Montpellier, France. (more...)

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A nice and designed example of could be a specific KPI for many industries: the ability to achieve a bid for huge projects. Certainly based on previous project bids it give an idea of the market power of the company.

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High energy costs hurting competitivness say UK pharma and chem firms - In-PharmaTechnologist.com

High energy costs hurting competitivness say UK pharma and chem firms - In-PharmaTechnologist.com | Methodology for a competitiveness index | Scoop.it
High energy costs hurting competitivness say UK pharma and chem firms In-PharmaTechnologist.com The high cost of energy in the UK is having a negative impact on drug and chemical firms' ability to compete according to manufacturers quizzed by the...
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Just one example of what should not be included to a competitiveness index. Everything that hurt every competitors is not hurting competitiveness. It should be taken into account only if the competititors are producing in different countries. Hence it should be taken into account as of the high skilled employees availability, the fiscal environement and so on...

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The Power of a Good Logo | MIT Sloan Management Review | #TheMarketingAutomationAlert

The Power of a Good Logo | MIT Sloan Management Review | #TheMarketingAutomationAlert | Methodology for a competitiveness index | Scoop.it

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The authors’ research found that corporate logos that express a brand’s symbolic, functional or sensory benefits, have a significant positive effect on customer commitment to a brand — and thereby a significant impact on company performance in terms of revenues and profits. The research also indicated that separate visual symbols used as logos tend to be more effective than brand names at creating a sense of emotional connection with consumers.

 

The authors also found that the positive effects of brand logos on customer commitment and company performance are stronger when companies extend their brands with the same logos. By offering additional connection points in daily life, brand extensions with the same logos strengthen customer relationships with both old and new products.

 

Logos, the authors argue, offer a frequently untapped opportunity for companies to communicate and symbolize a brand’s essence to consumers, thereby building closer relationships with them, creating strong positive emotions and facilitating top-of-mind recall.

 

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It has been proven for a long time periode now  that brand has a quite strong impact. We usually talk about the global brand image, allowing VW to  sell the same car as Ford 2 000 euros more... Here the article is looking closer at the logo in itself, which is of course the core of the brand image. Semiologist have shown already the importance of the size, the colors, the forme or the implicite meaning. We should include the  brand image into the competitivness index even though it seems difficult to include in such details to we boils down to the logo.

 

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CYDigital's curator insight, October 22, 2013 6:25 PM

Leverage the logo.

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Big Data, Smarter, Faster Decisions & Competitive Advantage

Big Data, Smarter, Faster Decisions & Competitive Advantage | Methodology for a competitiveness index | Scoop.it

The theme at this week’s Teradata user conference was Unleashing the Power of Data, and the 560 organisations gathered in Dallas represented a who’s who of mega corporations and governments that are grappling with how to handle Big Data. However, just down the road in Austin, Texas, the gone-private Dell has set its sights on making Big Data more accessible to a broader audience.

“Infrastructure is increasingly becoming commoditized,” said Darin Bartik, Executive Director of Product Management for Dell Software’s information management solutions. “The ability for customers to really differentiate themselves from their competition is driven so much by making smarter decisions, faster decisions.”

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Big data or even more the IoT, are gone have an incredible impact on the society and on the business. The question could now be, would a huge part of a company's competitivness depends on its ability to apply connectivity? Two applications are already clear for every businesses, logistic and "strategy departments". 

If seize interent evolution was crucial, seize the internet of things will be vital.

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