ISO 9000 certification associated with increase in bilateral exports (2009)
Based on an analysis of a panel of 140 countries from the years 1994-2004, this paper found an association between ISO 9000 certification levels and an increase in countries’ bilateral exports, particularly those of developing economies.
Potoski, M. & Prakash, A. (2009). Information Asymmetries as Trade Barriers: ISO 9000 Increases International Commerce. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 28 (2), 221-238.