Competitiveness is a globally evaluated phenomenon at national economy level. Its methodologies and rankings have been elaborated by international institutions.
However, there are much diverse approaches at enterprise level competitiveness.The Competitiveness Research Centre has just been focused on this since inception of its research. A five time repeated enterprise survey in 1995, 1998, 2004, 2009, and 2013 has been a key element of its work.
The competitiveness patterns by internationalisation and financial performance has been investigated since then.The research evidences propose that the sustained high export revenues seem to be the most eloquent proxy for enterprise competitiveness. The enterprise level findings will be contrasted by national level ones of international institutions to learn how they can complement each other for orienting business people.
Professor Erzsébet Czakó is Director of the Institute of Business Economics, and Co-director of the Competitiveness Research Centre at the Corvinus University of Budapest (CUB), Hungary.
Ms. Czakó's research interests include the contents of, and approaches to competitiveness research programs and the competitiveness of industries, and enterprises. Her lastly adopted research and teaching field is international business (IB), where her research interest is in the theories of IB, and international business strategies.
In recognition of her competitiveness research and the outstanding academic and professional life activities she was awarded by the Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic, Knight Grade, in 2013.