Title

Quality Requirements in Developing Countries

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 2010

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.

Journal

Journal of Economics and Business

Volume

62

Issue

2

First Page

94

Last Page

115