PROPORTION OF CERTIFIED ISO 9001 QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS IN SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES IN LATVIA

Guna Čivčiša

Abstract


ISO 9001 (2000 and 2008), Quality management systems – Requirements are globally most used standards. The total number of issued certificates tends to increase year by year, according to the annual surveys of International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The situation in Latvia is similar – the total number of the standard user organizations grows every year only in much smaller amounts. However, the information on issued certificates is insufficient for realizing an in-depth analysis of standard user organizations. This study is important for providing detailed information on enterprises according to their size class and for information on the proportion of certified enterprises to overall number of enterprises to observe the most active scale group of business for ISO 9001 certification. The expected outcome of the research – the number of certified enterprises and their distribution by size class (micro, small, medium- sized and large scale enterprises) in Latvia.

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quality management systems; micro; small and medium-sized enterprises

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Klienti, kas sertificēti atbilstoši ISO 9001:2000 standartam (2006). Akreditētas sertifikācijas iestādes iekšējais reģistrs. Nepublicēts materiāls.




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17770/lner2010vol1.2.1773

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