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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Harnessing quality for global competitiveness in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
Washington, DC : World Bank, ©2011
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|ISBN:||9780821385098 0821385097 9780821385104 0821385100 1283126206 9781283126205|
|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.|
- Quality of products -- Europe, Eastern.
- Quality of products -- Asia, Central.
- Competition, International.
- BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Quality Control.
- BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Total Quality Management.
- Qualité des produits.
- Europe orientale.
- Asie centrale.
- Quality of products.
- Asia, Central.
- Europe, Eastern.