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Standardization Solutions to Remove Trade Barriers in Canada

2018 | Standards Council of Canada

The case studies and priorities outlined in this report will help steer the conversation on how to continue to align standards in order to reduce red tape and administrative burden for Canadian businesses and lead to healthier economic growth in a way that is sustainable and beneficial for Canadians...

Journal article
Impact of changes in regulatory performance standards on innovation: A case of energy performance standards for new-built houses.

2016 | Henk de Vries

This paper explores the impact of changes in prescribed performance standards on innovation in an industry characterised by loosely coupled systems. Using a case of energy performance standards for newly-built houses, it investigates how changes to these standards have affected the innovation of hou...

Journal article
The impact of ISO 9000 and EFQM on the use of flexible work practices

2011 | Alberto Bayo-Moriones

The purpose of this paper is to analyse the differences between the two most frequently used quality management approaches implemented by firms, ISO 9000 and EFQM, in terms of their impact on the adoption of innovative work organization practices. In order to accomplish this objective, we have selec...

Conference materials
Standards and conformity assessment in trade: minimising barriers and maximising benefits

2005 | OECD

A compilation of submissions to the Workshop and Policy Dialogue organized under the auspices of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour and Inwent (Capacity Building International, Germany) in Berlin, Germany on 21-22 November 2005...