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The Economics of Standards : Theory, Evidence, Policy - Knut Blind

The Economics of Standards : Theory, Evidence, Policy

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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 Figuresp. vii
List of Tablesp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xii
General Introductionp. 1
The Economic Impacts of Standards: Theory
Introduction to Part Ap. 13
A Classification of Standards by their Economic Effectsp. 14
Specific Economic Impacts of Standardsp. 24
The Supply Side of Regulation: Definitions, Legal Implications and Institutional Framework of Standards
Introduction to Part Bp. 57
Definitionsp. 59
Legal Implications of Formal Standardsp. 69
Institutional Framework for the Elaboration of Formal Standardsp. 76
The Demand for Standardization at Standardization Development Organizations
Introduction to Part Cp. 89
Theoretical Hypotheses Concerning the Driving Forces of Standardization Activitiesp. 94
Test of the Sectoral Modelp. 104
Special Focus: The Impact of Intellectual Property Rights on the Propensity to Standardize at Standardization Development Organizationsp. 117
Empirical Test at the Firm Levelp. 137
The Role of Standards in the Service Sectorp. 162
The Economic Impacts of Standards: Empirical Evidence
Introduction to Part Dp. 183
The Relationship Between Technical Change and Standardization: Virtuous or Vicious Circle?p. 186
The Impact of Technical Standards on Foreign Tradep. 219
The Macroeconomic Impacts of Innovation and Standardizationp. 306
Overall Summary, Future Research and Policy Considerationsp. 324
Bibliographyp. 331
Appendicesp. 349
Indexp. 357
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ISBN: 9781843767930
ISBN-10: 1843767937
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 15.6 x 23.4  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.7