This course begins with the first technical standards (a number system), and examines the economic impact of standards and the workings of standardization processes through five historical periods to the present. From this base, we investigate how standardization processes can be manipulated and protected, how standards mediate between the private and public spheres, and how and why battles over standards and standards policy reflect competing economic and social interests.
See http://www.csrstds.com/pdf/teachengr.pdf for a paper on the subject
|Authors||Kahin, Brian (University of Michigan), Krechmer, Ken (University of Colorado)|
|First published / Last update:||2009|
|Courses:||This 3 credit unit course was given at the Graduate level in the School of Engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO USA in 2009|