Fundamentals of standards and standardization

This module provides an introduction to standards and standardization. Chapter 1 introduces the phenomenon, provides a short historical overview and talks about the use of standards, giving reasons for their growing importance. Chapter 2 defines standards and describes the different categories. Chapter 3 focuses on standards development , Chapter 4 on the acceptance of standards and Chapter 5 on their implementation. Chapter 6 describes the impact of standards. References are made to the other units that elaborate further on the topics only briefly addressed in this module.




Classification of standards, Company standardization, Company standards, Consortium standardization, History, Implementation of standards, Importance of standards, Innovation, International standardization, National standardization, New Approach, Standards battles, Standards users, Tracing standards

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AuthorsDe Vries, Henk
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 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 Inklaar Consultants, Hamburg, GermanyTitle of the course: Standardisation in Companies and Markets