Benchmarking Western Balkan economies

Stošić, Ivan and Minović, Jelena (2014) Benchmarking Western Balkan economies. Industrija: časopis za ekonomiku industrije, 42 (1). pp. 149-170. ISSN 0350-0373

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The aim of this paper is to analyse the relative positions of Western Balkan countries and to determine the differences or similarities in the results based on survey data (of international institutions: EBRD, World Bank, World Economic Forum, Heritage Foundation), and based on selected key statistical indicators. By using the sample of countries in the same region and by applying the method of “multi-country” statistical analysis, it was attempted to establish relation between results obtained in studies of international institutions, and some actually achieved key economic performances by the correlation coefficients (so-called Spearman's and Kendall’s). The obtained results differ to a smaller or greater extent according to the experiential test we had used in the case of this region. Therefore, our findings reveal that overall economic position of selected country cannot be perceived only by relying on one methodology or type of data. Consequently, we point out that multi-criteria are a must and each methodology can be useful, because it emphasizes different aspects of the economic performances and country position.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: COBISS.ID=206515212
Uncontrolled Keywords: benchmarking, the Western Balkans, competitiveness indicators, macroeconomic indicators
M Category: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: Jelena Banovic
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2016 08:17
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2016 08:17

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