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Harnessing quality for global competitiveness in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Author: Jean-Louis Racine
Publisher: Washington, DC : World Bank, ©2011.
Series: World Bank e-Library.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Standards are everywhere, yet go mostly unnoticed. They define how products, processes, and people interact, assessing these entities? features and performance and signaling their level of quality and reliability. They can convey important benefits to trade, productivity, and technological progress and play an important role in the health and safety of individual consumers and the environment. Firms? ability to  Read more...
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Harnessing quality for global competitiveness in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
Washington, DC : World Bank, ©2011
(DLC) 2010044598
(OCoLC)670483331
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Louis Racine
ISBN: 9780821385098 0821385097 9780821385104 0821385100 1283126206 9781283126205
OCLC Number: 750228258
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 330 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Contributors; Acknowledgments; Acronyms and Abbreviations; Definitions of Country Groups and Comparisons; Executive Summary; Support by the National Quality Infrastructure of a Country's Global Competitiveness; The Government's Role in the National Quality Infrastructure; Business Competitiveness and the National Quality Infrastructure; Restructuring and Improved Governance of the National Quality Infrastructure; More Competitive ECA Countries; Upgrading of the National Quality Infrastructure; References; 1. The Role of Quality and Standards for Competitiveness and Trade. Opportunities and Risks of Supporting Quality UpgradingStandards and Development; Annex: Important Global Standards; References; 2. Eastern Europe and Central Asia's Position in Quality Competition: Not Quite There Yet; Measuring Quality; Unit Values; Quality-Sensitive Industries; Quality Position as Revealed by Intraindustry Trade; Quality Strategies; Quality Rankings in ECA; Conclusion; References; 3. The National Quality Infrastructure: Basic Framework and Role of the Government; Structure of the National Quality Infrastructure in Market Economies; International and Regional Coordination. Rationale for Public InterventionReferences; 4. The Building Blocks of the National Quality Infrastructure; What Are Standards, and How Are They Used?; International and Regional Integration in Standardization; Conformity Assessment Bodies; Closing the Loop with Market Surveillance; Scientific, Industrial, and Legal Metrology; International Cooperation in Metrology and Trade; The Role of Accreditation; International and Regional Integration in Accreditation; References; 5. Standards and Technical Regulations in Eastern Europe and Central Asia: A Double-Edged Sword. Standards and Technical Regulations in ECAImproving Standards; Sorting Out Technical Regulations; References; 6. Conformity Assessment: Sometimes, But Not Always, a Seal of Quality in Eastern Europe and Central Asia; The Market for Conformity Assessment in ECA; Market Surveillance in ECA; Supporting the Market for Standards and Conformity Assessment; References; 7. Metrology: Making Sure Everything Fits; Metrology in ECA; Upgrading Metrology Systems in ECA; References; 8. Accreditation: Certified Once-Accepted Everywhere; Accreditation in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Establishing Credible Accreditation Systems in ECAReferences; 9. Conclusion: Moving Forward; Incentives for Reform in Eastern Europe and Central Asia; Improving Governance for National Quality Infrastructure; Investing in the National Quality Infrastructure; The Way Forward; References; 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; Boxes; ES. 1 Components of the National Quality Infrastructure.
Series Title: World Bank e-Library.
Responsibility: edited by Jean-Louis Racine.

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