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The dynamics of standards

Author: Tineke M Egyedi; Knut Blind
Publisher: Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Addressing a number of highly up-to-date issues including the sustainability of documents and data, this book will be of great interest to those concerned with innovation, management of technology and the emerging field of standardization studies. In addition, standard-setting organizations and policymakers should be aware of the ambivalence of standards dynamics."--Jacket.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tineke M Egyedi; Knut Blind
ISBN: 9781847204868 1847204864
OCLC Number: 181927876
Description: xx, 208 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: General introduction / Tineke M. Egyedi and Knut Blind --
The sustainability of digital data : tension between the dynamics and longevity of standards / Kees van der Meer --
An implementation perspective on sources of incompatibility and standards' dynamics / Tineke M. Egyedi --
+ vs --
: dynamics and effects of competing standards of recordable DVD-media / Stephan Gauch --
Internet addressing standards : a case study in standards dynamics driven by bottom-up adoption / Jos Vrancken, Marnix Kaart and Michel Soares --
Incompatible successors : the failure to graft XML onto SGML / Tineke M. Egyedi and Arjan Loeffen --
The IEEE 802.11 WLAN installation at RWTH Aachen University : a case of voluntary vendor lock-in / Kai Jakobs --
A case study of the adoption and implementation of STEP / Josephine W. Thomas ... [et a.] --
How stable are IT standards? / Tineke M. Egyedi and Petra Heijnen --
Factors influencing the lifetime of telecommunication and information technology standards / Knut Blind --
Conclusion / Tineke M. Egyedi.
Responsibility: edited by Tineke M. Egyedi, Knut Blind.


This book addresses the new field of standards dynamics. It focuses in particular on the tension between standards and change. Standards are points of reference and should therefore be inherently  Read more...


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'The economics of standards has grown from being a rather arcane speciality into a major issue in industrial economics, strategy and technology policy. This collection of empirical papers is edited Read more...

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