Development of standards

This module is concerned with communicating the principles of standards development. To this aim, it makes a basic distinction between the static and dynamic attributes of standards development. Chapter 2 first examines the static elements, particularly different regulatory environments, mechanisms of standardization and the relevant actors. In Chapter 3, these actors are allocated preferences, and certain patterns of behaviour in certain standardization situations are discussed. Finally Chapter 4 deals with a number of basic standardization issues, which at first give the impression of being simple but do in fact prove to be complex and, perhaps because of this, are rarely covered in literature.
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Complexity management, Consensus, Consortium, De facto standard, Decision-making mechanism, Din, European Standardization System (ESS), European Union, Innovation, Integration, International standardisation organizations, National standard, Network effects, Performance-based standard, Regulatory environment of standards development, Standardization committee, Standardization process, Standardization system, Standards body, Technical committee, Weighted voting

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Language(s):English
AuthorsCzaya, Axel, Hesser, Wilfried, Riemer, Nicole
Publisher:Wilfried Hesser, www.pro-norm.de
First published / Last update: 2006 / 2010
Courses:University program level: Master and Bachelor degree; further education material (self studying material) for experts from industry and policy makers China Jiliang University, Hangzhou, PR of China Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg, Germany Institut Teknologi Bandung, Bandung, Indonesia National Economics University, Hanoi, Vietnam University of Moratuwa Katubedda, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka Inklaar Consultants, Hamburg, GermanyTitle of the course: Standardisation in Companies and Markets