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The investigation analysed and identified the specific metrological requirements that will have to be met by Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) as a result of the imposition of international and company standards by their customers. The metrological factors identified were not unique to one Member State but shared a commonality with those of SMEs in other Member States; in many cases the customers or end users were large multi-national corporations with operations in a number of Member States. Proposals are submitted for a comparative study of measurement uncertainty and technology levels in SMEs in the Community as a basis for developing strategies for improving their performance and hence their competitiveness in the market place.

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Authors: SALT J, Birmingham Polytechnic, Faculty of Engineering and Computer Technology, Birmingham (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13864 EN (1991) 100 pp., MF, ECU 8
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Record Number: 199111368 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en