The Netherlands improves from fifth spot to number four on the International Institute of Management DevelopmentÂ's competitive Rankings 2002.
The Netherlands scores well where it concerns international experience of senior management, attitude of the population where it concerns globalisation, open-mindedness for new developments, ethics in business, low percentage of unemployed and ample availibility of (financial) education.
Less positive are wages, growthrate in productivity, social security tax, income tax, the limited incentives for unemployed, the average availibility of professional staff, high electricity costs, the inefficient infrastructure and the difference in supply and demand in health care sector.
In the Rankings 2002 the U.S.A. ranks first, followed by Finland and Luxemburg.
(source: De Telegraaf Actueel)