SHS Web of Conf.
Volume 92, 2021The 20th International Scientific Conference Globalization and its Socio-Economic Consequences 2020
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Section||International Relations and Globalization|
|Published online||13 January 2021|
Competitiveness of the Slovak Republic as a Determinant of its Success in Third Country Markets
1 Assoc. Professor, PhD. University of Economics in Bratislava, Faculty of Commerce, Department of International Trade, Dolnozemská cesta 1, 852 35 Bratislava, Slovakia
2 internal PhD. Student, University of Economics in Bratislava, Faculty of Commerce, Department of International Trade, Dolnozemská cesta 1, 852 35 Bratislava, Slovakia
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Research background: Despite long-term goals of the economic strategy of the Slovak Republic, the Slovak competitiveness on the third countries´ markets is relatively weak considering the long tradition in the export activities of the Czechoslovak companies in the past. In terms of the international trade orientation, we note that the method of the Slovak economic strategy is mainly the pro-export support and placement of the Slovak production on foreign markets. Given the openness of the Slovak economy, competitiveness within these markets is crucial and proves the relevance of the research. Slovak Strategy of the External Economic Relations defines two groups of the priority territories for the support and subsidizing of the Slovak exports.
Purpose of the article: The paper assesses the results of the strategy supporting the Slovak companies on the third markets and an aim of the paper is to define the key indicators of the competitiveness of the Slovak Republic on the third markets of the prioritized territories.
Methods: Authors use basic indicators (export volumes, market share, RCA) as well as export gap method.
Findings & Value added: The study indicates only a very small progress in the catching-up process of the Slovak companies in case of export competitiveness in the preferential territories outside of the EU. A comprehensive comparison of the V4 countries was realized and recommendations for a new strategy were formulated.
Key words: competitiveness / export / non-eu trade / pro-export policy
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