The article deals with the theoretical and methodological interpretation of the economic essence of the categories of “competition” and competitiveness. The basic aspects of the categories under investigation are illustrated here. The results of the research are revealed in theoretical terms, making clear the scientific achievement of domestic and foreign scientists, providing a comprehensive analysis of the conceptual structure of basic theoretical issues of competitiveness with the help of the method of analysis and synthesis. And also it forms a comprehensive notion of the concept of differentiation and its derivatives.


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