November 17, 2007

The new Global Competitiveness Report


The World Economic Forum just published the new Global Competitiveness Report for 2007/2008. Germany's overall ranks on 5th place, nice. But if you dig deeper into the so-called pillars, the results look pretty different: In the pillar "Labor Market Efficiency" Germany has a rank of 47, thus competing with nations like Vietnam, Azerbaijan and Gambia. Duh, Lo and behold...

Der neue Global Competitiveness Report ist da
Das World Economic Forum hat den neuen Global Competitiveness Report für das Jahr 2007-2008 veröffentlicht. Nett, Deutschland landet bei der allgemeinen Einschätzung auf Platz 5. Schaut man sich die Unterkategorien im Detail an, sieht das Ergebnis allerdings schon ein wenig anders aus: im Bereich "Labor Market Efficiency" fällt Deutschland auf Platz 47 und konkurriert damit mit Staaten wie Vietnam, Azerbaijan und Gambia. Aua, wer hätte das gedacht?

;)) <- Lutz

2 comments:

J. said...

Well with those subindices “Health and Primary Education” ranked #40, “Higher Education” ranked #20, and “Technological Readiness” ranked #21, I’d venture the guess that Germany’s competitiveness runs on borrowed time anyways.

Cheers,
^_^J.

Lutz_W said...

Fully agreed... ;)
The overall result does not seem to be the average of its pillars. I wonder which kind of quantifier/weighting they used for the overall results.

:P <- Lutz