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Abstract Purpose — The purpose of this paper is to analyze the competitiveness of selected services: business, financial, transport and travel services in developing countries in relation to that of the rest of the world based on three indices of revealed comparative advantage. Findings — Strong comparative advantages exist for many developing countries in transport, and travel services.
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Revealed comparative advantage and competitiveness in services
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