Competitiveness: Is France ahead of the game?

Competitiveness: Is France ahead of the game?

According to the Eight Advisory Competitiveness Report 2023, France ranks as the fifth most competitive country among those with a population of over 25 million.

Download report

Despite being outranked by giants such as Germany, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom, France has significant strengths such as large international companies, decarbonised energy and limited inequality. The results of the study are based on the synthesis of 32 international rankings covering areas such as education, taxation and openness to globalisation. 


France is doing better than it thinks but clearly not as well as it could,” summarises Alexis Karklins-Marchay, Partner at Eight Advisory, who led the study. While the study highlights challenges such as government debt, high taxes, and mixed educational outcomes, it also emphasises the importance of different models that can lead to success in competitiveness.  


“There is no one way to be competitive: Switzerland and Ireland, for example, are unbeatable when it comes to taxation, while the Nordic countries tend to excel in social and environmental aspects. Each country has to find its specific path. However, the best countries have two characteristics in common: a business-friendly ecosystem and stable institutions in a robust macroeconomy,” explains Alexis Karklins-Marchay. 


Read the full article by Anne de Guigné in Le Figaro and the Eight Advisory Competitiveness Report 2023


Karklins Marchay


Strategic Valuation & Modeling

Eight Advisory Paris

Your message has been sent
Thank you, your application has been sent.

Report request



Eight Advisory supported Holnest on the acquisition of LDLC Arena from OL Group

11 Jun 2024

Read more


Eight Advisory supported Talan Group in the context of its takeover bid for Micropole Group

7 Jun 2024

Read more

All the news

Your message has been sent
Thank you, your application has been sent.

What is the subject of your request?

  • General questions
  • Jobs
  • Information for the press

Specify your request

Choose an office

  • Eight Advisory London

  • Eight Advisory Paris

  • Eight Advisory Rennes

  • Eight Advisory Nantes

  • Eight Advisory Lyon

  • Eight Advisory Marseille

  • Eight Advisory Brussels

  • Eight Advisory Frankfurt

  • Eight Advisory Munich

  • Eight Advisory Hamburg

  • Eight Advisory Zurich

  • Eight Advisory Amsterdam

  • Eight Advisory Cologne

  • Eight Advisory Madrid

  • Eight Advisory New York


Unsolicited application

Specify your request