Technological development has a tendency to be reflected in standards. In some cases, the market is the vehicle for defining standards that will be the outcome of a competitive battle between (groups of) firms. In other cases authorities will attempt to influence the technology process - and the standards. The background may be industry policy in combination with the nature of the technology and the products. The battle thus may turn into a battle between the market and the administrators. This paper presents three industry cases, one representing the pure market solution, and two presenting conflicts of interests; both leading to the final victory for the market driven solution.
Iwsr - Third Interdisciplinary Workshop on Standardization Research, 2001, p. 148-164
Standards; Diesel engines; Mobile phones; HD-TV
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3rd Interdisciplinary Workshop on Standardization Research, 2001