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Quality requirements in developing countries

  • An, Galina
  • Puttitanun, Thitima
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    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.

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    Volume (Year): 62 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 2 (March)
    Pages: 94-115

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