Modelling competitive advantage of nation: a literature review
Article publication date: 17 July 2017
This paper aims to create a mapping of competitive advantage of nations (CAN) from research using some previous studies and recommend future research.
This paper applies a systematic literature review on the most recent studies of CAN. The research gap is analysed based on several categories: implication (strategy and policy, portrait); general characteristics (fundamental issues, indicators and patterns); solution methodology and strategic level (nation and industry). Then, the state-of-the-art analysis is used to develop future research.
The results of this study recommend future research of CAN based on the following CAN categories: implication (strategy and policy, portrait); general characteristics (fundamental issues, indicators and patterns); solution methodology and strategic level (nation and industry).
This literature review has important implications and gives direction for research and teaching, as well as for further investigation of CAN. The limitation lies in the classification of patterns, which requires further study to avoid the ambiguity of grouping.
This is the first literature review about CAN using categories. It is of value in building future research of CAN in different industries and nations.
This literature review research is self-funded by the first author for the entire research process.
Hanafi, M., Wibisono, D., Mangkusubroto, K., Siallagan, M. and Badriyah, M.J.K. (2017), "Modelling competitive advantage of nation: a literature review", Competitiveness Review, Vol. 27 No. 4, pp. 335-365. https://doi.org/10.1108/CR-06-2016-0031
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