Cover page: Standards & economic growth: ISO members’ research on the impact of standards on their national economies

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Many of us believe that standards have a positive impact on society, but with such a large range of standards types and topics, how can we measure this impact? ISO members around the globe have probed this question, asking ‘what is the impact of standards on our national economy’? We present here a summary of ISO members’ research studies on the economic impacts of standards, showing that standards are an important contributor to economic growth.


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