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dc.contributor.authorLafuente González, Esteban Miguel
dc.contributor.authorLeiva Bonilla, Juan Carlos
dc.contributor.authorMoreno-Gómez, Jorge
dc.contributor.authorSzerb, László
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Organització d'Empreses
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-19T10:01:25Z
dc.date.available2019-03-19T10:01:25Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationLafuente, E. [et al.]. A non-parametric analysis of competitiveness efficiency: The relevance of firm size and the configuration of competitive pillars. "BRQ-Business Research Quarterly", 2019.
dc.identifier.issn2340-9436
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2117/130569
dc.description.abstractThis study employs a DEA model with a single constant input to analyze the competitiveness performance of a unique sample of 103 knowledge-intensive business service (KIBS) firms from Hungary, Spain, Colombia and Costa Rica for the year 2017. Also, we assess how the configuration of competitive pillars—strengths and weaknesses—impacts efficiency and how firm size moderates this relationship. The mean efficiency scores by which the competitiveness output can be optimized is 47.43%. The results suggest that the configuration of competitive pillars has important implications for efficiency analyses. For small businesses, competitive-enhancing actions should focus on mitigating competitive weaknesses that are detrimental to efficiency. Also, a configuration of competitive pillars in which one or various competitive strengths prevail is more beneficial for small businesses. Managerial tools such as the proposed competitiveness measure may offer useful information on what strategic actions can contribute to optimize business competitiveness.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Economia i organització d'empreses::Competitivitat i innovació
dc.subject.lcshBenchmarking (Management)
dc.subject.lcshCompetition
dc.subject.otherCompetitiveness
dc.subject.otherSystem dynamics
dc.subject.otherDEA
dc.subject.otherBenchmarking
dc.titleA non-parametric analysis of competitiveness efficiency: The relevance of firm size and the configuration of competitive pillars
dc.typeArticle
dc.subject.lemacReferenciació (Economia)
dc.subject.lemacCompetència econòmica
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.brq.2019.02.002
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2340943618301245
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
drac.iddocument23973621
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
upcommons.citation.authorLafuente, E.; Leiva, J.C.; Moreno-Gómez, J.; Szerb László
upcommons.citation.publishedtrue
upcommons.citation.publicationNameBRQ-Business Research Quarterly


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