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Harnessing quality for competitiveness in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Author: Jean-Louis Racine; World Bank.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : World Bank, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : International government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Highlighting the need to reform and modernize institutions toward better quality and standards, this book ties in with much of the work done in the World Bank on the business environment, trade  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Harnessing quality for competitiveness in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
Washington, D.C. : World Bank, ©2011
(DLC) 2010044598
Material Type: Document, Government publication, International government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Louis Racine; World Bank.
ISBN: 9780821385104 0821385100
OCLC Number: 742513707
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 330 pages) : illustrations (some color), color maps
Contents: 1. The Role of Quality and Standards for Competitiveness and Trade --
2. Eastern Europe and Central Asia's Position in Quality Competition: Not Quite There Yet --
3. The National Quality Infrastructure: Basic Framework and Role of the Government --
4. The Building Blocks of the National Quality Infrastructure --
5. Standards and Technical Regulations in Eastern Europe and Central Asia: A Double-Edged Sword --
6. Conformity Assessment: Sometimes, But Not Always, a Seal of Quality in Eastern Europe and Central Asia --
7. Metrology: Making Sure Everything Fits --
8. Accreditation: Certified Once --
Accepted Everywhere --
9. Conclusion: Moving Forward --
Appendix A: Industry Classification According to the Revealed Quality Elasticity --
Appendix B: Quality Indicators in Eastern Europe and Central Asia --
Appendix C: Copyright Issues --
Appendix D: Accreditation Gap Analysis.
Responsibility: Jean-Louis Racine, editor.

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