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Measuring the Intensity of Quality Competition in Industries

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  • Karl Aiginger

    (WIFO)

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High-wage countries can compete with low-wage competitors only by increasing productivity or by upgrading quality. Usually upgrading of quality is regarded as difficult to measure. The current study proposes different indicators to measure quality and applies these indicators to assess the position of European countries, the USA and Japan in quality competition.

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Article provided by WIFO in its journal Quarterly.

Volume (Year): 6 (2001)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
Pages: 73-101

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Handle: RePEc:wfo:wquart:y:2001:i:2:p:73-101

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