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Quality, Export and Economic Growth

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Growth rates in Far Eastern economies have, until recently, been one of the most debated international features. At the same time, quality focus has spread from the same region, notably Japan. It seems only natural to include the concept of quality in an attempt to understand economic growth in an international context. The paper, therefore, addresses the complicated interactions between economic growth, export performance and quality. The contribution of the paper, compared to other growth accounting research, is the inclusion of quality data, quality being a significant mirror of technological development. The countries covered by the research represent a wide variation in terms of economic development, from poor LDC's to the most developed industrial nations. The empirical results reveal a probable strong relationship between quality/price and export growth as well as economic growth. This new result opens up for a promising new research area with policy implications that will go beyond traditional growth research suggestions.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1998

    Research areas

  • Quality, Economic Growth, Export Performance, TQM, HHÅ forskning

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