Measuring the Competitive Advantage of Countries Along the Belt and Road From the Perspective of Complex Social Networks

Yanni Wang, Wen Chen, Chuke Jiang, Lizhi Xing
2022 Frontiers in Physics  
For the Belt and Road Initiative, "extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits" is the basic principle, and the competitiveness heterogeneity is an important condition for cooperation. Based on the complex network theory, this paper constructs a complex network model of global value chain (GVC) division of labor system by using the Multi-Regional Input-output (MRIO) table, and reveals the variation trend of competitiveness of industrial sectors and economies on the GVC
more » ... by the National Competitive Advantage Index (NCAI). The results verify the effectiveness of BRI, and help countries along the B&R route to explore their comparative advantages and cooperation prospects with other countries. The research also provides a direction and reference for China to better implement the Initiative.
doi:10.3389/fphy.2022.813005 fatcat:knjb2adg75evnn2wyvr7q6dyla