Changing Global Competitiveness: The Role of Infrastructure



As globalization progresses, the number of players in the world trade arena keeps on increasing (Stiglitz 2002). As the world gets flatter, the role these players play becomes more involved and more competitive. In this increasing competitive activity, perhaps one of the most forgotten or neglected factors is the infrastructure that these competitors possess. But it must be remembered and reiterated that infrastructures fuel economies and enable them to become prosperous (Urban Land Institute 2008). In fact, it is maintained that the countries that manage to invest quite heavily in their infrastructures have and will attain global leadership. However, those infrastructures also need to be sustained (Urban Land Institute 2008). Despite all the important functions that are attributed to infrastructures, they are quite neglected throughout the world.


Infrastructure Development Global Competitiveness Cost Leadership Shared Growth Strategic Alternative 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Coggin College of BusinessUniversity of North FloridaJacksonvilleUSA

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