Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
For citation please use:
Main Title: Multi-mode standardisation: A critical review and a research agenda
Author(s): Wiegmann, Paul Moritz
de Vries, Henk J.
Blind, Knut
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: Standardisation is key to shaping new technologies and supporting major ongoing trends, such as the increased importance of platforms, developing ‘smart’ technologies and innovating large-scale complex systems. Standardisation plays a key role in shaping the rules that govern these developments and their effects on society. Due to the large variety of actors involved in these trends, the associated standardisation processes are likely to involve all three modes of standardisation identified in the literature: committee-based, market-based and government-based. This multi-mode standardisation challenges the theoretical views on standardisation which predominantly focus on one of the modes. In this paper, we review the existing literatures on individual modes and on multi-mode standardisation. By recombining existing evidence, we generate new insights into multi-mode standardisation processes. These first insights relate to the contributions that each mode can make to such processes’ outcomes and suggest that their impact depends on factors, such as their initiation’s timing and the institutional context in which the standardisation process occurs. Moreover, we consider the conditions under which actors can launch each mode. Based on our observations, we formulate an agenda for future research to obtain a better understanding of multi-mode standardisation. We offer recommendations for industry actors, NGOs, researchers and policy makers involved in shaping technological and societal change.
Issue Date: 2017
Date Available: 19-Sep-2019
DDC Class: 330 Wirtschaft
500 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik
600 Technik, Technologie
Subject(s): standardization
committee-based standardization
standard battles
government-based standardization
multi-mode standardization
Journal Title: Research Policy
Publisher: Elsevier
Publisher Place: Amsterdam
Volume: 46
Issue: 8
Publisher DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2017.06.002
Page Start: 1370
Page End: 1386
EISSN: 1873-7625
ISSN: 0048-7333
Appears in Collections:FG Innovationsökonomie » Publications

Files in This Item:

Item Export Bar

This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons