Memorias de investigación
Communications at congresses:
Puerto Rico: Evolution of Global Competitiveness. Period 2009 To 2014
Year:2015

Research Areas
  • Humanities,
  • Social sciences,
  • Economy

Information
Abstract
This research analyzes the evolution of the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) to the economy of Puerto Rico, in the period 2009-2014. The index assigns a score to the participating countries in terms of competitiveness, and is published annually by the World Economic Forum. The study results indicate that Puerto Rico has won 10 stages in the competitiveness ranking, from position 42 in 2009 to position 32 in 2014, while the Global Competitiveness Index has risen from 4.5 in 2009 to a value of 4.6 in 2014. The bureaucratic inefficiency and restrictive government regulations for employment are the factors that constitute the greatest obstacle to doing business on the island, and its weight has not changed significantly since 2009, when it totaled 42.8% compared to 2014 (41.2%). The GCI is a valid reference for the establishment of public policies, investment initiatives and implementing strategies for increasing productivity, aimed at generating prosperity on the island. Keywords? Competitiveness, indicators, government, business.
International
Si
Congress
13th LACCEI Annual International Conference: ?Engineering Education Facing the Grand Challenges, What Are We Doing??
960
Place
Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
2414-6668
10.18687/LACCEI2015.1.1.021
Start Date
29/07/2015
End Date
31/07/2015
From page
1
To page
8
?Engineering Education Facing the Grand Challenges, What Are We Doing??
Participants

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Ingeniería de la Calidad Alimentaria
  • Departamento: Ingeniería de Organización, Administración de Empresas y Estadística