Importance The article describes the mechanism for managing the competitiveness of the industry. The mechanism embraces principal steps of studying and working out the competitiveness. Objectives The research pursues setting up an organizational and economic mechanism for managing the competitiveness of the meat processing industry assuming the unstable external environment. Methods We review the algorithm for evaluating the competitiveness of the meat processing industry in the Kaliningrad oblast. We examine the current position of the industry, point out some industrial indicators of the industry economics that allow to quantify the competitiveness of the meat processing industry. Upon the evaluation, we assess a combined (integral) competitiveness index that helps analyze how the competitiveness evolves. Results The article presents our method for evaluating the competitiveness of the industry. It is based on the combined competitiveness index including the amount of weighted specific indicators. Analyzing the combined index trends, we conclude the competitiveness is changing in the industry. The findings allow evaluating socio-economic effects on the Kaliningrad oblast. Conclusions and Relevance We found strengths of the industrial competitiveness evaluation method we propose. It offers the versatile applicability, simple assessment, high reliability of source data and, subsequently, results. The proposed model can be used to evaluate how activities of the industrial competitiveness creation program are implemented as part of the program monitoring.
Keywords: competitiveness, evaluation, meat processing, industry
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