n Management Today - Approaches to quality : an international perspective

Volume 22, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 1027-4324



Extracted from text ... Approaches to quality: an international perspective global quality The US has the largest and most technologically powerful economy in the world with a per capita gross domestic product (GDP) of $42 000. In this market orientated economy, US businesses enjoy greater flexibility than their counterparts in Western Europe and Japan, particularly in terms of making decisions to expand, lay off surplus workers and develop new products. Despite its economic dominance, the US lags significantly behind in its uptake of ISO 9000. According to the global ISO survey of 2005, the US last year recorded a total of 44 270 ..

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