Revealed comparative advantage and competitiveness of clothing sector: Balkan countries vis-à-vis the EU-28
Simona Tripa, Sunhilde Cuc, Liliana Indrie, Hajnalka Barna, Simona Dzitac
Available Online October 2017.
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- competitiveness; comparative advantage; clothing industry; gross value; wages
- This paper presents an analysis of Balkans countries' relative competitiveness of the clothing industry and a comparison its trade vis-à-vis the EU-28. The RCA is analysed by two indices: the Balassa index and the Vollrath's revealed competitiveness during 2000–2015. Both evaluations of the RCA indices revealed the same findings that revealed comparative advantage for the clothing industry is decreasing for all countries in the Balkans. The main factors which influence the level of competitiveness of clothing products from the Balkans are the gross value added per employee and wages.
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TY - CONF AU - Simona Tripa AU - Sunhilde Cuc AU - Liliana Indrie AU - Hajnalka Barna AU - Simona Dzitac PY - 2017/10 DA - 2017/10 TI - Revealed comparative advantage and competitiveness of clothing sector: Balkan countries vis-à-vis the EU-28 BT - Second International Conference On Economic and Business Management (FEBM 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 533 EP - 539 SN - 2352-5428 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/febm-17.2017.72 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/febm-17.2017.72 ID - Tripa2017/10 ER -