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.
ICT, Innovation, Standardisation, Users
|Authors||Jakobs, Kari (Aachen University, Germany)|
|Keywords:||ICT, Innovation, Standardisation, Users|