Shaping user-side innovation through standardisation - The example of ICT

This paper looks at the relations that exist between standardisation and user-side innovation in ICT. Some necessary background information are followed by a discussion of how standards and user-side innovations are shaped. A mutual influence between standardisation and innovation can be identified. To avoid the emergence of standards that are beneficial only for a handful of users a co-ordinated representation of users in standards setting is suggested.


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ICT, Innovation, Standardisation, Users

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AuthorsJakobs, Kari (Aachen University, Germany)
Publisher:Elsevier Inc.
Keywords:ICT, Innovation, Standardisation, Users
Last update:2006