Revista de Economía Institucional
versão impressa ISSN 0124-5996
REIS MOURAO, Paulo e COELHO BARBOSA, Júlio Miguel. THE COMPETITIVENESS OF PORTUGUESE TOWNS - THE CASE OF DISTRICT CAPITAL TOWNS. Rev.econ.inst. [online]. 2009, vol.11, n.21, pp. 205-223. ISSN 0124-5996.
This article analyses the competitiveness in the inner regions of Portugal using an institutionalist approach. After reviewing academic work about the different aspects of competitiveness it then tests the hypothesis: "The inner regions of Portugal have competitive socio-economic dimensions in the national context". A Cities Competitiveness Index was constructed that indicates that the demographic, employment and welfare dimensions exhibit more competitive values.
Palavras-chave : competitiveness; regional development; regional development indexes.