The Economic Component of Support for the Uniformity of Measurements
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The relationship between metrology and economics is discussed. The competitiveness of goods and services in the world market is shown to depend directly on the level of development of metrology. Effective government maintenance of various aspects of support for the uniformity of measurements makes it possible to develop science-based technologies and to manufacture high-tech products. Based on an analysis of the activities of leading foreign and Russian metrological institutes and published data from various research studies, scientific analyses, and annual reports, it is demonstrated that economic success depends, among other things, on the ability to produce and sell precisely measured and reliably tested goods and services.
Keywordsmarket-driven model of economics economic benefits of metrology budget financing metrological support calibration national measurement capabilities national standards base
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