Declining international competitiveness
Other Names: Declining industrial competitiveness
Fluctuations in international competitiveness
Decline in competitiveness of domestic industries
Declining international market share
Gap in international competition
Poor competitive standing
Incidence: A 1993 report found that UK industry faces a 25% gap between its productivity and that of its French and German counterparts.
Counter Claim: The chant of "internationally competitive" sweeps away all efforts to retain economic diversity as jobs and social expenditure, food and environmental standards are sacrificed on this unforgiving two-word altar.
Problem Type: D: Detailed problems
Date of last update 01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET