Multidimensional micro-level competitiveness measurement: a SEM-based approach

Bernardini Papalia, Rosa ; Donno, Annalisa (2013) Multidimensional micro-level competitiveness measurement: a SEM-based approach. Bologna, IT: Dipartimento di Scienze Statistiche "Paolo Fortunati", Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna, p. 34. DOI 10.6092/unibo/amsacta/3890. In: Quaderni di Dipartimento. Serie Ricerche (6). ISSN 1973-9346.
Full text available as:
[thumbnail of Quaderni_2013_6_BernardinipapaliaDonno_Multidimensional.pdf]
License: Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

Download (529kB) | Preview


The concept of competitiveness, for a long time considered as strictly connected to economic and financial performances, evolved, above all in recent years, toward new, wider interpretations disclosing its multidimensional nature. The shift to a multidimensional view of the phenomenon has excited an intense debate involving theoretical reflections on the features characterizing it, as well as methodological considerations on its assessment and measurement. The present research has a twofold objective: going in depth with the study of tangible and intangible aspect characterizing multidimensional competitive phenomena by assuming a micro-level point of view, and measuring competitiveness through a model-based approach. Specifically, we propose a non-parametric approach to Structural Equation Models techniques for the computation of multidimensional composite measures. Structural Equation Models tools will be used for the development of the empirical application on the Italian case: a model based micro-level competitiveness indicator for the measurement of the phenomenon on a large sample of Italian small and medium enterprises will be constructed.

Document type
Monograph (Working Paper)
Bernardini Papalia, Rosa
Donno, Annalisa
Micro-level competitiveness, model-based composite indicators, Structural Equation Models, intangible assets. Competitività, indicatori compositi, Modelli di Equazioni Strutturali, beni intangibili.
Deposit date
03 Dec 2013 15:41
Last modified
04 Apr 2016 15:35

Other metadata



Staff only: View the document