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Quality Requirements in Developing Countries
Journal of Economics and Business
  • Galina An, Kenyon College
  • Thitima Puttitanun, San Diego State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
4-1-2010
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Abstract

This paper theoretically explores how quality standards imposed by subsidiaries of multinational enterprises on local suppliers in developing countries can influence the local intermediate goods industries: they can trigger the adoption of better techniques and processes, thereby increasing the technological capability of the host country; they can also induce local innovation, a situation described in many case studies of developing countries. However, if a host country is underdeveloped, the presence of multinational firms might not bring any significant changes to the economy.

Citation Information
Galina An and Thitima Puttitanun. "Quality Requirements in Developing Countries" Journal of Economics and Business Vol. 62 Iss. 2 (2010) p. 94 - 115
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/galina_an/12/