Measuring Goods Quality in Iran's Intra- Industry Trade with G-8 Member States

Nonejad, Masoud; Haghjoo, Maryam
June 2012
Journal of Economics & Behavioral Studies;Jun2012, Vol. 4 Issue 6, p344
Academic Journal
As economic integration in East Asia progresses, trade patterns within region are displaying an ever -- greater complexity. Though inter -- industry trade still accounts for the majority, its share in overall trade is declining. Instead, intra -- industry trade (IIT), which can be further divided into horizontal IIT (HIIT) and vertical IIT (VIIT) is growing in importance. In this paper, we set out and examine different kinds of intra- industry trade between Iran and G-8 member states by comparing the Greenway, Hine and Milner (1994) and Fontagne and Freudenberg (1997) approaches to disentangling vertical and horizontal intra -- industry trade. Then we introduce and examine a new index from Azhar and Elliott to define product quality types between Iran and G-8 members for the time of 2001-2009. Result shows that a significant share of Iran's industry trade with G-8 state members has been assigned to vertical intra -- industry trade. With regarded to Azhar and Elliott index, the main share of intra- industry trade consists of low quality goods.


Related Articles

  • The Quality Movement in the Supply Chain Environment. Jarrett, Jeffrey E. // Journal of Business & Management;2013, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p21 

    The purpose of this paper is to introduce the demand for the quality movement practice in the supply chain environment. Both the need and application of these measures, especially the need for multivariate quality concepts to reduce the costs of operating supply chains, to control the flow...

  • STUDY ON COMPLAINTS CONCERNING QUALITY FOOD PRODUCTS IN BIHOR (2009-2011). MIHUŢ, A. // Agricultural Management / Lucrari Stiintifice Seria I, Managemen;2012, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p549 

    The improvement of products quality in our country represents an objective of Commissioner for Consumer Protection. In the national protection plan the main measures include activities that aim to improve the quality of agricultural products. Through the measures of the most important objectives...

  • On Product-Level Uncertainty and Online Purchase Behavior: An Empirical Analysis. Youngsoo Kim; Krishnan, Ramayya // Management Science;Oct2015, Vol. 61 Issue 10, p2449 

    Online consumers are uncertain about subjective product quality (e.g., fit and feel of clothing and texture of materials) because of the absence of experiential information. In this paper, we examine the dynamic change of the products purchased online over time in the presence of this type of...

  • HOW NEED FOR COGNITION MODERATES THE INFLUENCE OF COUNTRY OF ORIGIN AND PRICE ON CONSUMER PERCEPTION OF QUALITY. Shueh-Chin Ting // Social Behavior & Personality: an international journal;2012, Vol. 40 Issue 4, p529 

    In prior studies of the effects of country of origin (COO) and price on consumers' perceptions of quality, the role of need for cognition (NFC) has rarely been considered either empirically or theoretically. In this study a 2 (COO) x 2 (price) x 2 (NFC) design was used to further clarify the...

  • Intra-Industry Trade and Labor Market Adjustment in Taiwan. Yang, Chih-Hai; Liou, Ming-Huan // Emerging Markets Finance & Trade;Mar2013 Supplement, Vol. 49, p126 

    This paper investigates the relationship between intra-industry trade (IIT) expansion and labor market adjustment in Taiwan. We adopt a panel data set containing detailed employment information and utilize various measures of labor market adjustment to conduct empirical estimations. After...

  • Determinants of Intra-industry Trade between Western Balkans and EU-15: Evidence from Bilateral Data. Botrić, Valerija // International Journal of Economic Sciences & Applied Research;Sep2013, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p7 

    This paper provides analysis of intra-industry trade determinants between Western Balkan countries and old European Union Member States. Overall intra-industry trade has been analysed, as well as its horizontal and vertical component, within bilateral trade framework. All components of...

  • U.S. INTRA-INDUSTRY TRADE IN AIR TRANSPORT SERVICES: MEASUREMENT AND RESULTS. BLAŠKOVÁ, Martina; ŠKULTÉTY, Filip // Transport Problems: an International Scientific Journal;2015, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p15 

    The paper deals with the measurement of intra-industry trade (IIT) in air transport services and it´s components (passenger and air cargo services) among the United States of America and 31 chosen countries in time period 2000 - 2011. For the purpose of analysis, we used traditional and...

  • HOW INFORMED AND PROTECTED THE CONSUMERS ARE? RĂDAC, ANDREEA MIHAELA; SIMONA, LUP PATRICIA // Agricultural Management / Lucrari Stiintifice Seria I, Managemen;2012, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p525 

    The purpose of the present research is to emphasize two dimensions: the degree of information of the consumers concerning the own rights and the level of protection offered by the authorities to the consumers. The information from the survey is strictly confidential.

  • The Effect of Market Structure on Intra Industry Trade in Iran and its Main Trading Partners. Googerdchian, Ahmad; Tayyebi, Seyed Komeil; Ghaedan, Aminollah // New Marketing Research Journal;Spring2014, Vol. 4 Issue 1, preceding p4 

    From the late 1970s, there were some attempts for removing the restrictive assumptions of conventional theories, especially the assumption of perfect competition market, in order to create new hypotheses. Within the framework of new models, previous forecasts in the area of international trade...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics