Networking group for lecturers - Standardisation in companies and markets

Today, standardisation is playing an increasingly important role in the global economy. Over the last few decades it has emerged from being an instrument of rationalisation within companies to become a strategically relevant instrument for entering and occupying globalised markets. Furthermore, if standardisation is not used and managed properly, it can be a technical barrier to trade for companies and countries alike. Full awareness and a sound understanding of standardisation approaches on all sides is therefore a prerequisite for free and international trade. However, its significance as such, its socioeconomic impact on modern societies, regional integration and globalisation is largely underestimated in academic and industrial communities. For the first time, this book provides an overview of a curriculum for the subject of standardisation in companies and markets. The underlying concept unites engineering, legal and economic aspects of standardisation. Especially directed towards higher education establishments, the book aims to develop an awareness and understanding among teaching staff and students of standardisation in general and of the European standardisation system in particular. The EU actively promotes standardisation and supports non-European countries in
becoming familiar with the European standardisation system. Its New Approach and Global Approach, for example, impose specific demands on European and non-European companies who wish to offer goods on the European market. This set of modules - Standardisation in Companies and Markets -
will target students on various existing master¿s programmes. Its contents will enable universities to offer high-level courses on various aspects of European Standardisation leading to the attainment of an academic qualification in the field of (European) standardisation. The curriculum is distributed via the open source e-learning platform at Helmut Schmidt University, Germany: www.hsu-hh.de and www.pro-norm.de. `Standardisation in Companies and Markets¿ offers a basic introduction to the interdisciplinary topic of standardisation. The modules and related book have been written for all those involved in communicating the contents of standardisation at universities and other higher education
establishments. Important European and international issues of standardisation are covered from the economic, technical and legal viewpoints.

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Challenges, Conformity assessment, Consortia, Design, Development, Economic aspects, Efficiency, European Union, Fundamentals, Germany, History of standardization, ICT, Innovation, International law, International standardization, Metrology, New Approach, Product development, Regulatory framework, Strategic perspective, Strategy

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Language(s):English
AuthorsHesser, Wilfried
Publisher:Wilfried Hesser, www.pro-norm.de
First published / Last update: 2008 / 2010
Courses:China Jiliang University, Hangzhou, PR of China Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg, Germany Institut Teknologi Bandung, Bandung, Indonesia National Economics University, Hanoi, Vietnam University of Moratuwa Katubedda, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands Inklaar Consultants, Hamburg, Germany