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The specification and quality of British products

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SKOPE Research Paper No. 19, Autumn 2001
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We define "specification" (spec) for any product as being higher the more characteristics it possesses, the more willing its producer is to customise it for different consumers and the faster the rate at which its characteristics change through time. Spec is one important dimension of quality. The others relate to how well the product is delivered to spec. It is an important concept for the study of education and training policy. Our hypothesis is that lower spec products are high spec produc...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE)
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Educational Studies
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE)
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Educational Studies
Role:
Author
Publisher:
ESRC Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE) Publisher's website
Series:
SKOPE Research Papers
Publication date:
2001-01-01
ISSN:
1466-1535
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ora:3894
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English
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