Setting standards, a Delft University of Technology and United Knowledge simulation exercise on strategy and cooperation in standardization

In collaboration, the Delft University of Technology and United Knowledge have developed a management game for students, standardizers-to-be and policy makers to get a feeling for what it means to standardize and the problems and dilemmas that typically occur during a standards' committee process. Participants 'learn by doing' and gain hands-on experience through role playing. The event takes a full day: roughly half a day for the role-playing and half a day to reflect on what happened during the game and why. Three approaches are combined to help interpret the dynamics of the process. They are rooted in standards theory.

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Delft University of Technology, Innovation, Learning by doing, Management sSimulation, Role playing, Serious game, Setting standards, United Knowledge

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Language(s):English
AuthorsDe Jong, Jorrit (Harvard Kennedy School), Egyedir, Tineke M. (Delft University of Technology), Widlak, Arjan (United Knowledge)
Publisher:Delft University of Technology / United Knowledge
First published / Last update: 2009
Courses:It is widely usable. It requires no prior knowledge of standardization.