NSF 95-309


Competitiveness in the Marketplace
Economic Gains

The Office of Technology Assessment (1991) has defined competitiveness as ". . . the degree to which a nation can, under free and fair market conditions, produce goods and services that meet the test of international markets while simultaneously maintaining or expanding the real incomes of its citizens."[24] Asian competitiveness is examined within this framework, beginning with a look at the region's recent experience in exporting to the United States, followed by an examination of the internal economic impacts of Asia's growing share of the global market.

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24. For further discussion of international competitiveness, see Competitiveness Policy Council (1993) and OTA (1991).
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