Proceedings of the Second International Conference On Economic and Business Management (FEBM 2017)

Revealed comparative advantage and competitiveness of clothing sector: Balkan countries vis-à-vis the EU-28

Authors
Simona Tripa, Sunhilde Cuc, Liliana Indrie, Hajnalka Barna, Simona Dzitac
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Simona Tripa
Available Online October 2017.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/febm-17.2017.72How to use a DOI?
Keywords
competitiveness; comparative advantage; clothing industry; gross value; wages
Abstract
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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Proceedings
Second International Conference On Economic and Business Management (FEBM 2017)
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Advances in Economics, Business and Management Research
Publication Date
October 2017
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978-94-6252-423-1
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2352-5428
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https://doi.org/10.2991/febm-17.2017.72How to use a DOI?
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