Users, standards, and the economics of coalitions and committees

Foray D (1994). Users, standards, and the economics of coalitions and committees. Information Economics and Policy 6 (3-4): 269-293. DOI:10.1016/0167-6245(94)90005-1.

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Abstract

The goal of this paper is two-fold. Firstly, it attempts to demonstrate that the exclusion of users from the information technology standardization process results in losses as regards the social benefits of standardization. Secondly, the paper deals with two problems regarding the user's involvement in the standard-setting process: (1) involving users in IT standardization requires the creation of effective user coalitions; and (2) including users in the work of standardization committees introduces even more objective functions that must be accommodated.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Standardization; Compatibility; User; Coalitions; Committees
Research Programs: Environmentally Compatible Energy Strategies (ECS)
Bibliographic Reference: Information Economics and Policy; 6(3.4):269-293 [1994]
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:03
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2016 13:35
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/3924

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