Professor Stéphane Garelli, introducing the 2007 findings (5:30)
World Competitiveness has never been as dynamic as this year! None of the 55 economies covered in the WCY is in recession (average growth is 5%).
The US is still number one but other nations are catching up quickly - Switzerland, The Netherlands, Sweden, China and Germany are on the way up. Looking at the past 10 years’ evolution of competitiveness performance, new competitive powers clearly emerge and will shake up future rankings. Who are they?
The IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2007 (WCY) analyses and ranks the ability of nations to create and maintain an environment that sustains the competitiveness of enterprises. Considered the worldwide reference point to world competitiveness, it has been published without interruption since 1989 and ranks 55 national economies using 323 crieria. The WCY is an indispensable tool for business leaders, government and academia.