The Effect of Coherent Collective Consciousness on National Quality of Life and Economic Performance Indicators—An Analysis of the IMD Index of National Competitive Advantage
Journal of Health and Environmental Research
Volume 3, Issue 3-1, May 2017, Pages: 16-31
Received: Jan. 13, 2017; Accepted: Feb. 16, 2017; Published: Mar. 20, 2017
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Guy Hatchard, Safe, Healthy, Natural, Helena Bay, New Zealand, Management, Department of Management, Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, USA
Kenneth Cavanaugh, Institute of Science, Technology, and Public Policy, Applied Statistics, Department of Management, College of Business and Public Administration, Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, USA
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The scores of New Zealand and Norway on the IMD Index of National Competitive Advantage increased significantly when they passed the predicted coherence group threshold in 1993 (1% of a population practicing the Transcendental Meditation program or the √1% practicing the advanced TM-Sidhi program in a group) when compared to 44 other developed nations as shown by cross-country panel regression analysis robust to serially correlated errors, heteroskedasticity, and contemporaneous correlation of residuals (p < 0.000000000000003). Subsidiary analysis and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) data confirmed that the changes were unusually broad-based (p <.000000065), sustained, and balanced in nature with five years of high growth, low unemployment, and low inflation. Taken as a whole, the findings suggest a prescription for balanced and sustained growth based on a method to enhance quality of life and innovation among the population.
IMD Index, Norway, New Zealand, Maharishi Effect, National Competitive Advantage, Quality of Life
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Guy Hatchard, Kenneth Cavanaugh, The Effect of Coherent Collective Consciousness on National Quality of Life and Economic Performance Indicators—An Analysis of the IMD Index of National Competitive Advantage, Journal of Health and Environmental Research. Special Issue: Maharishi Vedic Science: Creating a Sustainable Future. Vol. 3, No. 3-1, 2017, pp. 16-31. doi: 10.11648/j.jher.s.2017030301.12
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