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Title: "Shaping User-side Innovation Through Standardisation"
Author: Kai Jakobs Aachen University Computer Science Department, Informatik IV
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 73, Issue 1, January 2006, Pages 27-40
Publication Date: January 2006
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Abstract: This paper looks at the relations that exist between standardisation and user-side innovation, and how the former may shape the latter. The necessary background information will be followed by a brief discussion on how technology and standards are shaped by their respective environment. Subsequently, the impact of standardisation on user-side innovation will be discussed. The observation that the context-specific nature of user requirements represents an impediment to a meaningful participation of users in standards setting will then be discussed, and some conclusions will be provided.
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