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"This book provides a comprehensive overview of the important topic of standards, which remains a vastly under-researched field of empirical inquiry. It presents a variety of interesting empirical analyses which reveal the driving forces and the economic i"
"'With respect to standards, the single most important contemporary question for industry, standards bodies, policymakers and academics is how to demonstrate empirically the impacts that standards have on products and markets. This book goes a very long way to establishing a basis for assessing these impacts systematically at both micro and macro levels. The book is grounded in economics, but its general approach, arguments, methods and conclusions are accessible enough to inform a variety of scholarly and practical perspectives.' - Richard Hawkins, Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), The Netherlands 'The economics of standardisation has grown into a very important area of industrial economics. Knut Blind's book will serve as a useful review of the research that has already been done and as a collection of his own empirical work in the field. The latter is probably the best contribution so far to the empirical analysis of standardisation and its economic effects. It will be valuable reading to almost anyone working in this area.' - G.M. Peter Swann, University of Manchester, UK"
|List of Figures||p. vii|
|List of Tables||p. ix|
|General Introduction||p. 1|
|The Economic Impacts of Standards: Theory|
|Introduction to Part A||p. 13|
|A Classification of Standards by their Economic Effects||p. 14|
|Specific Economic Impacts of Standards||p. 24|
|The Supply Side of Regulation: Definitions, Legal Implications and Institutional Framework of Standards|
|Introduction to Part B||p. 57|
|Legal Implications of Formal Standards||p. 69|
|Institutional Framework for the Elaboration of Formal Standards||p. 76|
|The Demand for Standardization at Standardization Development Organizations|
|Introduction to Part C||p. 89|
|Theoretical Hypotheses Concerning the Driving Forces of Standardization Activities||p. 94|
|Test of the Sectoral Model||p. 104|
|Special Focus: The Impact of Intellectual Property Rights on the Propensity to Standardize at Standardization Development Organizations||p. 117|
|Empirical Test at the Firm Level||p. 137|
|The Role of Standards in the Service Sector||p. 162|
|The Economic Impacts of Standards: Empirical Evidence|
|Introduction to Part D||p. 183|
|The Relationship Between Technical Change and Standardization: Virtuous or Vicious Circle?||p. 186|
|The Impact of Technical Standards on Foreign Trade||p. 219|
|The Macroeconomic Impacts of Innovation and Standardization||p. 306|
|Overall Summary, Future Research and Policy Considerations||p. 324|
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Number Of Pages: 384
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 15.6 x 23.4 x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.7