This section looks at the structure and participation of a competitiveness partnership initiative. In contrast to national level structures, sector level structures tend to be more dynamic. Examples from a competitiveness partnership initiative in Kenya and from a salmon export facility in Chile reveal the complex structure of sector level initiatives, especially when it comes to anchorage.
With respect to structures, we also need to understand who participates and why they participate. When you look at sector competitiveness, you have to identify the so-called anchor firms that are exporting goods. Then you have identified the network of SMEs that supply the intermediators. All of the above put together creates an ecosystem of firms. The section also showcases an example from Malaysia, Malaysia PEMUDAH, which is an organization in Malaysia that takes care of competitiveness development and the betterment of the business environment. Another example has been the adaptation of the Industry-level Collaborative Action Matrix for the Jordan Medical Tourism Industry. Other sample matrices are also presented. The section concludes with the message that if you have such a structured process, you can get good collaborative actions resulting in good sector competitiveness.