The evaluation of factors having an impact on the Lithuanian export competitiveness

Irina Travkina

Doctoral dissertation

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The dissertation investigates the essential factors of Lithuanian export competitiveness, methodological and theoretical aspects of evaluation of factors of export competitiveness.

The dissertation raises a number of major tasks: to analyse the literature on the evolution of the theories of the international trade and competitiveness based on the critical overview of the scientific literature on the factors, having an impact on export competitiveness; to provide a critical overview of the empirical research on the measurement of export competitiveness, to give a classification of relevant factors and to identify the suitable factors, to incorporate them into the model; to create the model aimed at evaluating the composition of export competitiveness factors and their impact on export competitiveness of countries with small open economy; based on the created methodical principles and the case of Lithuania, to perform the empirical evaluation of export competitiveness factors and to provide the strategic guidelines for enhancing the Lithuanian export competitiveness in the short-run and middle-run perspectives.

The dissertation consists of 4 chapters, including introduction, general 
conclusions, references and annexes.

The introduction identifies the investigated problem, the importance of the thesis and the object of the research; and describes the purpose and tasks of the paper, research methodology, scientific novelty, the practical significance of the results examined in the paper and the defended statements. The introduction ends in presenting the author’s publications on the subject of the defended dissertation, offering the material of the made presentations in conferences and defining the structure of the dissertation.

Chapter 1 is dedicated to the explanation of the scientific problem, exa-mined in the dissertation, and to substantiate the needs to conduct the research on the international trade competitiveness, as well as provides the study of the theories and methodologies applied in the research, and define the research methodologies.

Chapter 2 provides the main groups of factors determining the export competitiveness. Chapters 3 and 4 present the results of the empirical analyses and suggest managerial solutions based on the outcomes of the research, and the model designed to evaluate the factors of industry export competitiveness and their impact on the enhancement of country’s export competitiveness.

4 articles focusing on the subject of the discussed dissertation are published: three articles – in the journal quoted by ICONDA and Business Source 
Complete data base, and one article – in the conference proceedings quoted in Thomson ISI data base.

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