About this Research Topic
Generally, export product quality has referred to the quality of manufactured products within the product lines. Quality refers to the relative price of a country's varieties within their respective product lines. Product sophistication assesses the composition of the aggregate exports. Different varieties of same product as per quality level are being produced by several developing and emerging economies. Within any given product line, quality converges both conditionally and unconditionally to the world's benchmark; increases in institutional quality and human capital are associated with faster quality upgrading. In turn, faster growth in quality is associated with more rapid output growth.
The existing literature has mostly concentrated on the question of whether environmental regulation enhances or erodes export competitiveness, offering some valuable insights into Porter's theory, but it lacks a coherent theoretical framework. Little research has been done to examine the relationship between export product quality and renewable energy sources, manufacturing, and overall sustainable production, calling for advancement of the scholarship to tackle this burning issue.
Numerous concerns have been expressed over the appalling connection between sustained development, industry, and environmental protection. The United Nations (UN) adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2015 to balance economic, social, and environmental development through the introduction of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), which encouraged researchers in trade, environment, energy, and related fields to adopt an integrative, rather than isolative, approach.
This Research Topic is dedicated to the study of the environment through the lenses of export product quality, export policies, and sustainable production. The aim is to advance knowledge in the fields of export quality (trade perspectives), renewable energy, the environment, and sustainable production through the dissemination of research that promotes holistic sustainability for the greater welfare of humanity. This topic will prioritize research focusing on emerging and developing economies.
Academic scholars and researchers must both test hypotheses and put forward ideas for new solutions. For example, it is assumed that higher quality products require expensive inputs and resources for manufacturing. It must also provide strategies for a speedy and economically viable transition to renewable energy. This Research Topic is a step in this direction.
We would cover topics related to sustainable production, export factors, and economic factors, with a clear focus on cleaner energy sources. This Research Topic provides a forum for exchanging research ideas and empirical practices that focus on green energy, manufacturing, production in industries, and other exports such as from the agriculture sector.
We welcome manuscripts on the following:
• Greener Energy
• Export product quality
• Sustainable production
• Production in agriculture and other sectors
• Emerging and developing economies
• Energy investments
Keywords: export quality, sustainability, developing economies
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