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Competitiveness: Conceptual approaches and research levels

Rud Evgeni M., Stolypin Volga Region Institute of Administration of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration

Introduction. Currently, the term “competitiveness” is firmly established in scientific literature and professional usage. It has become the subject of various methodological, theoretical and applied research. In literature, one can find different approaches to analyzing the problems of economic content of competitiveness. This is primarily due to the fact that as the market economy developed, the very category of “competitiveness” was interpreted by scientists basing on their own understanding of the current situation, the purpose and objectives of the study. This led to its overly wide use, when the concept of competitiveness was often not applied in its essence. Therefore, the relevance of this study is obvious. Theoretical analysis. The article summarizes various conceptual approaches used in economic science in the study of the category of “competitiveness”. Results. The concept of the “competitiveness” category is clarified, the levels of competitiveness research are considered, and their relationship is shown.

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