The Programme for Total Competitiveness
Programme for Total Competitiveness, founded and developed
by Robert Huggins Associates, represents the opportunity by
which your region and or locality can fully understand and
act upon its economic and social requirements.
The Programme for Total Competitiveness works with local and
regional agencies to create an environment for sustained growth,
primarily based on enhancing productivity, innovation, enterprise,
infrastructure and education skills.
The following are the kinds of questions that we seek to answer
by helping to provide a route map for each locality and region's
- What is Total Competitiveness ?
- How do you achieve Total Competitiveness Growth in your
- What currently drives and constrains competitiveness in
your area ?
- How can you develop strategies that build-on and extend
your locality's and/or region's wealth creation capabilities
- Where might your locality/region already be able to take
a lead in establishing Total Competitiveness ?
- How can your locality/region sustain a competitive lead
in the future, and where can it create new paths for sustained
economic evolution that will bring new opportunities and
new prospects ?
The Programme for Total Competitiveness is based on an analysis
of three key sub-components - Knowledge Competitiveness, Productive
Competitiveness and Sustainable Competitiveness - with policy
- Business development
- Education and training
- Innovation and technology
- Role of public finance
- Venture capital
- Skilled workforce
- Civic leadership
understanding and analysing competitiveness
at the geographic level has become a vital
factor in creating a policy environment that
is fully informed as to how we can enhance
the economic performance of our nations, regions
|Includes the requirements
of knowledge workers, such as thick labour markets
offering the variety of employment opportunities
needed to sustain a knowledge economy career.
It also covers the indigenous capacity
for science, technology, production and trade, and
the enabling of communication and know-how flow
within and between localities and regions.
the indigenous business culture encompassing entrepreneurship,
innovation, risk taking, business networks, local/regional
identity. It also concerns: (1) skills, and the
realisation of those skills and associated technologies;
(2) investment, and the differing qualities of physical
capital required to become integrated into production;
(3) sources of added value, through outputs for
trade at home and abroad; and (4) the role of the
public sector in productive development.
|Consists of environmental
quality and management (including emissions and
waste); culture and the arts; access for all citizens
(investment in re-training and social inclusion);
affordability; traffic infrastructure and congestion.
Sustainable competitiveness also includes the cost
and productivity of physical labour, the costs of
doing business, and location decisions.
Features of the programme include:
|Features of the Programme
for Total Competitiveness
The Model shows the key aspects to consider when seeking
to achieve Total Competitiveness. However, we are aware
that no 'off-the-shelf' recipe exists for all localities
and regions. Our Programme for Total Competitiveness,
therefore, focuses on futures planning and scenario
setting that shares insights from those who are fully
engaged in your area's economy as well as from stakeholders
in comparator localities and regions.
- Detailed quantative benchmarking of the Total
Competitiveness of your locality/region at an international
- Qualitative assessment and benchmarking of the intangibles
and softer aspects of Total Competitiveness.
- Forecasting key trends and their underlying drivers.
- Scenario setting and futures planning that seek to challenge
- Establishment of an index of international comparator
- Access to global partnering and networking with international
- Framework for understanding and appraising developments.
- Assessment of the capacity and co-ordination of institutional
partners across your area.
- Process development and action planning for a bespoke
Programme for Total Competitiveness in
your area based on creating informed and strategic investment
decisions to build long-term Total Competitiveness.
The Programme for Total Competitiveness has
been developed whilst working with a range of local and regional
development agencies and stakeholders within the UK, Europe
and North America.
If you are interested in discussing the programme please do
not hesitate to Contact us.