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Title: "Government Intervention in Standardization: The Case of WAPI"
Authors: Josh Lerner Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
Brian Delacey Harvards Business School
Kerry Herman Harvards Business School
David Kiron Harvard University
Wai-Shun Lo Harvard Business School
Publication Date: September 1 2006
Free/Fee: Free Access
Reads: 10077
Abstract: Government bodies have been playing an active and frequently controversial role in many standards competitions in recent decades. The growing literature on standards by economists has largely neglected this role. This paper seeks to take an initial step in addressing this gap in the literature, by examining the experience of one current, and quite contentious, public effort to promote a standard: the Chinese efforts to promote a wireless networking standard and the ensuing interactions with the efforts to create a standard in Europe and the United States.
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