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Australian results: World Competitiveness Yearbook (2013)

In 2013, Australia moved further down the world competitiveness rankings from 15 to 16. The World Competitiveness Yearbook surveys 60 countries on over 300 individual criteria rankings grouped into four competitiveness factors. Read more…


Six reasons why corporate tax reform in Australia is hard

The World Competitiveness Yearbook 2019 has pointed to corporate tax as a weakness in Australia’s global competitiveness. Grant Wardell-Johnson writes that while corporate tax reform is needed, achieving it won’t be easy.  Read more…


Australia improves one place ranking 18, Federal election clears the way for renewed focus

Australia has climbed one place in a global ranking on the competitiveness of 63 nations released today, with our overall performance remaining largely the same for the last five years. Read more…


Time to recognise and support Australia's industry-university partnerships

Industry-university collaboration has long been recognised as fundamental to an innovative economy. But is Australia as poor as portrayed? Dr Peter Binks provides a new perspective, based on Australia’s ranking in the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2019 and Business Higher Education Roundtable's (HERT) two decades of awards.

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What makes Singapore the most competitive country in the world?

Singapore's top ranking in the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2019 is no surprise, writes Mukund Narayanamurti. The city state's competitiveness is due to its open economy, world-class talent and innovation ecosystem and much can be learned from Singapore's pursuit of excellence.   Read more…


Australia's digital competitiveness slips

Australia has slipped one place to 14 in a global ranking of the digital competitiveness of 63 nations released today, with key weaknesses including business agility, tech skills and communications. Read more…


Why we need to become a clever country: Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin

The latest world competitiveness rankings being released today have seen Australia slip another place to 17 out of 60 countries surveyed, a drop of 12 places in five years, highlighting once again why real reform in key areas such as tax and innovation are vital.
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World Competitiveness Yearbook 2012

In 2012, Australia slipped six places to 15 in world competitiveness rankings with significant drops in the labour market and international trade competitiveness rankings. Released May 2012. Read more…


World Competitiveness Yearbook 2014

The 2014 World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY), shows Australia has dropped another spot to 17. The 2014 ranking represents a drop in Australia's competitiveness of 12 places in five years. Read more…


CEDA Media Release: Strong demand in Asia boosts Australia’s global competitiveness

Strong demand from Asia has boosted Australia’s position in the world's most comprehensive and long-running competitiveness study. Read more…