Creating Supply Chains of Opportunity: Profile #4 How International Standards Can Increase Global Economic Inclusion

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Philip E. Auerswald

George Mason University - Schar School of Government and Policy

Christopher White

Independent

Date Written: August 1, 2010

Abstract

Among the drivers of beneficial trade, international standards are at once among the most important and the least appreciated. Among the drivers of beneficial trade, international standards are at once among the most important and the least appreciated.

Standards of a company-specific variety also underlie routines of production that are the essence of global supply chains. From the sourcing of raw materials to the marketing of final goods, contracts between buyers and suppliers depend on clear communication of expectations and specifications, all facilitated by standards.

Keywords: standards, trade, growth, development

JEL Classification: O20, O24, O33, O43

Suggested Citation

Auerswald, Philip Edgar and White, Christopher, Creating Supply Chains of Opportunity: Profile #4 How International Standards Can Increase Global Economic Inclusion (August 1, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2397427 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2397427

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