Nevenka Čučković, Krešimir Jurlin i Valentina Vučković, researchers from the Department for International Economic and Political Relations at IRMO have published an article titled “Measuring regional competitiveness: case of Croatia” in the Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, 13(4):503-523 by Routledge in December 2013. The journal is indexed in Web of Science (WoS). The work is based on the results of the empirical research conducted for the National Competitiveness Council and UNDP in 2010, which was in IRMO led by Dr Krešimir Jurlin.
The authors analyse both theoretical and methodological controversies related to measurement of the competitiveness of regions. Within such context they assess the results of the empirical survey conducted in Croatia in 2010 on the basis of which the key potentials for international competitiveness and rank of Croatian regions are determined. The analysis is based on combination of statistic data and perceptive indicators which assess the quality of business environment and the capacities for entrepreneurship development of specific regions. Stratification and rank of the regions is based on their main competitive strengths and weaknesses which are measured by the number of selected indicators and separately created composite Regional Competitiveness Index (RCI).