Inducing dynamic rules of nations' competitiveness from 20012005 MCI-WCY

Han-Lin Li*, Yu Chien Ko

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A nation's competitiveness has become more and more important in forming government strategy and business decision making. This study proposes an optimization model, instead of regression model or neural network model, to induce rules for dynamic nations' competitiveness based on the Major Competitiveness Indicators of the World Competitiveness Yearbook. Fourteen attributes are used to form the dynamic rules expressed in "IF...THEN... " forms. According to the induced rules, the strategic implications are suggested for various groups of nations to improve or to sustain their competitiveness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)549-580
Number of pages32
JournalInternational Journal of Information Technology and Decision Making
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2009


  • Major competitiveness indicators of world competitiveness yearbook (MCI-WCY)
  • Nations' competitiveness
  • Optimization
  • Rule induction

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