QUALITY COMPETITIVENESS OF LATVIA’S METAL INDUSTRY IN THE IRON AND STEEL PRODUCT GROUPS

Janis Priede, Roberts Skapars

Abstract


The aim of this paper is to develop framework for evaluation of quality competitiveness of countries exports and to use this framework to examine quality competitiveness of Latvia’s metal industry in the iron and steel product groups.
To achieve this aim authors studied topic related scientific literature and used appropriate methods to examine quality competitiveness according to the other researchers and authors own developed approach.
To successfully achieve the aim of the paper and fulfill the tasks set the following research methods were used: 1) monographs method; 2) logical - constructive; 3) statistical analysis techniques: structural analysis and regression analysis; 4) graphical method.
At the end of the paper authors make conclusions about developed methodology of evaluation of quality competitiveness and main conclusions about examined quality competitiveness of Latvia’s metal industry in the iron and steel product groups.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.em.17.1.2268


Keywords


competitiveness; quality; export; iron; steel

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