Scholars, generally agree, that good governance influences national competitiveness. This, however, has not been documented and debating it has become an imperative scholarly task. How we manage our nation state or govern ourselves in a broad sociopolitical environment directly affect economic performance.

This issue has been underscored in the public forums conducted by the International Monetary Fund, United Nations, World Bank, World Economic Forum, etc. World Bank annually evaluates over 200 countries of the world with its governance indicators. World Economic Forum considers global governance as one of the major public discourse issue.

Possible topics are as follows.

  • Theoretical and empirical models explaining how governance affects competitiveness at macro (national) and micro (industry specific) level.
  • Understand governance as an independent, dependent or mediating construct—variables closely related to it are geopolitics, size of the nation, geographic location, globalization, democracy, economic freedom, environment or culture.
  • Policy measures governments could take for better governance resulting higher competiveness.
  • Methodological difficulties in measuring governance and its relationship with national competitiveness.
  • Influence of governance on international trade, direct investment, and production decisions of the multinational corporations.

The special issue aims at investigating the relationship between governance and competitiveness, and, offer policy suggestions. Authors are encouraged to submit both conceptual and empirical papers. Use APA Style in preparing the manuscript.

Submit manuscripts to the guest editor electronically via email at Authors from developing countries are especially encouraged to submit. Dr. Abu N. M. Waheeduzzaman is a Professor of Marketing and International Business, College of Business, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.