1 Department of Management, Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University2 International Management and Control, Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University3 unknown4 Department of Economics and Business Economics, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University5 Department of Management, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University6 Department of Economics and Business Economics, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University7 Department of Management, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University
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