Country competitiveness relationship with higher education indicators

Santos Lopez-Leyva, Gary Rhoades

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This paper reports the performance of global competitiveness and higher education competitiveness between two groups of countries. The first group is formed by four Asian countries; the second one by four Latin American countries. Indicators from the World Economic Forum 2007-2015 are compared. The indicators with the nearest proximity were found in the management quality of the universities, where there was only a five-point difference in favor of the Asian group. The indicator with the widest gap came from the quality of math and sciences education where we found a difference of 104 points. This is congruent with the results of PISA 2012, which showed a difference of 152 points in math.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-55
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Technology Management and Innovation
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2016


  • Asian countries
  • Competitive advantages
  • Competitiveness
  • Higher education
  • Higher education systems
  • Indicators of higher education
  • Latin-american countries
  • Quality in higher education
  • Rankings of countries
  • World economic forum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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