Assessment of implication of competitiveness on human development of countries through data envelopment analysis and cluster analysis
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CitationÜlengin, F., Kabak, O., Önsel, Ş., & Aktaş, E. (2009). Assessment of implication of competitiveness on human development of countries through data envelopment analysis and cluster analysis. In K. D. Lawrence, G. Kleinman (Eds.), Applications of Management Science (pp. 199-226), 13. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/S0276 -8976(2009)0000013013
Globalization speeds up competition among nations in various sectors. In terms of multinational and transnational phenomena, countries are seen as inescapable from competition, thus the linking of the term global with "competitiveness." The research described here explores the relationship between the competitiveness of a country and its implications for human development. For this purpose, using data envelopment analysis (DEA) and cluster analysis, 44 selected countries were evaluated. An output-oriented super-efficiency model where global competitiveness indicators are taken as input variables with human development indicators as output variables is utilized. Then cluster analysis depending on the competitiveness and human development indicators is conducted by using self-organizing maps to specify the development levels of the countries. Both analyses are repeated for years between 2005 and 2007. Finally, the relationship between the super efficiency scores and the development levels is analyzed.