False Explanation: Global competition has shifted the power in the marketplace from a sellers' to a customers' market, and the latter have more choices because more companies are competing for their attention. More competition and more choices put more power in the hands of the customer, and that of course drives the need for quality.
True Explanation: In most global markets, the cost and quality of a product are among the most important criteria by which purchases are made. For consumer and industrial products alike, the reason often given for preferring one brand over another is better quality at a competitive price.
True Explanation: Quality can be defined on two dimensions: market-perceived quality and performance quality. Both are important concepts, but consumer perceptions of a quality product often have more to do with market-perceived quality than performance quality.