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Handbook of Innovation and Standards

Edited by Richard Hawkins, Professor, Department of Communication, Media and Film, University of Calgary, Canada, Knut Blind, Faculty of Economics and Management, Technische Universität Berlin and Innovation and Technology Transfer department, Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS), Germany and Robert Page, University of Calgary, Canada
Innovation and standardization might seem polar opposites, but over many years various scholars have noted close connections between the two. This Handbook assembles a broad range of thinking on this subject, with contributions from several disciplinary perspectives by over 30 leading scholars and experienced practitioners. Collectively, they summarize and synthesize the existing body of knowledge – theory and evidence – pertaining to standards and innovation, and provide insights into how this knowledge can be useful to scholars, industrial strategists, policy-makers and standards practitioners.
Extent: 456 pp
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Publication Date: 2017
ISBN: 978 1 78347 007 5
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  • Business and Management
  • Organisational Innovation
  • Economics and Finance
  • Economic Regulation and Governance
  • Economics of Innovation
  • Evolutionary Economics
  • Industrial Economics
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Economics of Innovation
  • Innovation Policy
  • Organisational Innovation
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Regulation and Governance
Innovation and standardization might seem polar opposites, but over many years various scholars have noted close connections between the two. This Handbook assembles a broad range of thinking on this subject, with contributions from several disciplinary perspectives by over 30 leading scholars and experienced practitioners. Collectively, they summarize and synthesize the existing body of knowledge – theory and evidence – pertaining to standards and innovation, and provide insights into how this knowledge can be useful to scholars, industrial strategists, policy-makers and standards practitioners.

Drawn from leading experts in several social science disciplines, this Handbook provides new insights into innovation processes and systems using theoretical, empirical and applied approaches. By situating standards and standardization as specific factors which play distinctive roles in innovation-driven growth, it establishes that standardization (doing things the same way) is an essential component of innovation (doing things differently). The book also provides novel and practical insight into how standards are incorporated into innovation strategies and policies.

Comprehensive and original, this collection will be a vital resource for all students and academics of social, natural and engineering science communities. Policy-makers and practitioners will also find a wealth of experience and knowledge within its pages.
‘This tour de force of a book will be the seminal reference for our understanding of standards and standardization in relation to innovation and markets. The editors are world leaders with regards to the standard–innovation nexus, and the team of contributors is an excellent mix of leading academics from different disciplines and practitioners. The breadth the volume covers is breathtaking, but all presented in a logical order, covering theory, evidence and practical insights both at the industry and market level. Too many volumes claim to be handbooks these days, but this one deserves the label indeed. And it can be used for teaching, for further research and for practical support in the jungle of standardization.’
– Jakob Edler, University of Manchester, UK

‘Standards play a significant role in innovation. New production and delivery processes must comply with changing environmental standards. Standard technical platforms enable the creation of new products, but health and trade standards can restrict innovation. Standards matter. This book brings together thinking that provides the reader with an entry to the subject for those new to it and a broader understanding for those engaged in it. It should be read by anyone working on innovation.’
– Fred Gault, UNU-MERIT, the Netherlands
Contributors: P. Ballon, R. Bekkers, K. Blind, C.F. Cargill, H.J. de Vries, S. Delaere, A. Delemarle, T.M. Egyedi, C. Frankel, J.-P. Galland, R. Hawkins, J. Hudson, E.J. Iversen, K. Jakobs, M. King, R. Lambert, C. Montalvo, J.R. Ortt, M. Orviska, R. Page, M. Punter, C. Righi, T. Simcoe, W.E. Steinmueller, C. Stolwijk, G.M.P. Swann, G. Tassey, P. Temple, P.M. Wiegmann

Contents:

Foreword by Richard Lipsey

1. Introduction: Unravelling the relationship between standards and innovation
Richard Hawkins and Knut Blind

Part I History, Theory and Evidence
2. Standards and innovation: A brief survey of empirical evidence and transmission mechanisms
G.M.P. Swann and Ray Lambert

3. The economic functions of standards in the innovation process
Knut Blind

4. Standards, systems of innovation and policy
Richard Hawkins

5. Platforms and standards: An historical perspective
W. Edward Steinmueller

6. Towards a functional classification of standards for innovation research
Tineke M. Egyedi and J. Roland Ortt

Part II Standards, Innovation and Industry
7. Standards and expansion paths in high-tech industries
Gregory Tassey

8. Measurement, standards and productivity spillovers
Michael King, Ray Lambert and Paul Temple

9. Impact of service standardization on service innovation
Henk J. de Vries and Paul Moritz Wiegmann

10. ‘Smart industry’ and the confluence of standards
Claire Stolwijk, Matthijs Punter and Carlos Montalvo

11. Where patents and standards come together
Rudi Bekkers,

12. Standards, patents and innovation
Timothy Simcoe and Cesare Righi

Part III Standards, Innovation and Markets
13. The use of standards by firms
John Hudson and Marta Orviska

14. Markets, standardization and innovation: reflections on the European Single Market
Christian Frankel and Jean-Pierre Galland

15. Standards and technological substitution: the case of transportation systems
Eric J. Iversen

16. Standards, innovation and business models: the case of digital radio
Simon Delaere and Pieter Ballon

17. Standardization and market framing: The case of nanotechnology
Aurélie Delemarle

Part IV Strategies, standards and innovation: A practitioner perspective
18. Corporate standardization management and innovation
Kai Jakobs

19. ISO 14000 Environmental Standards: Implementing innovation in management and measures
Robert Page

20. Standardization, innovation, and reality: Matching theory and practice
Carl F. Cargill

Index