The ethics of perpetuating seriously flawed country rankings

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Bergsteiner, Harald and Avery, Gayle C.. (2014) The ethics of perpetuating seriously flawed country rankings. 9th International ISL Symposium on Sustainable Leadership. pp. 1 - 10
AuthorsBergsteiner, Harald and Avery, Gayle C.
Abstract

This paper evaluates Bergsteiner and Avery’s (2012) claim that the Global Competitiveness Report (GCR) is significantly biased towards the Anglo/US business model and results in Anglo countries achieving unrealistically high competitiveness rankings, thereby reinforcing an essentially discredited business model. These authors predicted that removing the bias would result in the US, the main proponent of the Anglo/US business model, slipping in global competitiveness from among the top 10 to somewhere between 30th and 60th place out of the 139 countries included in the 2010 GCR survey, equivalent to places 20 and 40 on a 100-point scale. This paper examines the veracity of this assertion using 28 existing ranking instruments and creating a composite 100-point ranking scale to locate a selected group of 20 countries. The resulting composite ranking places the US at point 62 on a 100-point scale, scoring 41, 91 and 53 on the economic, environmental and social themes respectively.

KeywordsCompetitiveness; ranking flaws; ideology; country rankings
Year2014
Web address (URL)http://instituteforsustainableleadership.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/2014_ISL_Conf_Proceedings.pdf#page=41
Open accessOpen access
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Page range1 - 10
ISBN9780987461841
Research GroupPeter Faber Business School
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