The SLEM Model as an Assessment Method for Local Goods’ Competitiveness

Authors

  • Zoltán Bartha University of Miskolc
  • László Molnár University of Miskolc

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18096/TMP.2016.02.01

Keywords:

deprived region, local products, product competitiveness

Abstract

In this paper we develop and present the SLEM model created to measure the market potential of local goods supplied
by the entrepreneurs of the Cserehát region, one of the most deprived regions of Hungary. The SLEM model evaluates
goods along four dimensions: supplier conditions, labour conditions, (professional) embeddedness, and market
conditions. The four pillars were measured with factors that are easily accessible, and so the evaluation can be
repeated with other regions as well. In case of Cserehát, we have identified the following five groups of local goods
with the greatest potential: animal husbandry; honey; spices and pharmaceutical crops; nature tourism; and mineral
water.

Author Biographies

Zoltán Bartha, University of Miskolc

Associate Professor

László Molnár, University of Miskolc

Assistant Professor

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Published

2016-11-15

How to Cite

Bartha, Z., & Molnár, L. . (2016). The SLEM Model as an Assessment Method for Local Goods’ Competitiveness. Theory, Methodology, Practice - Review of Business and Management, 12(Special Issue), 5–13. https://doi.org/10.18096/TMP.2016.02.01