Effective Standardization Management in Corporate Settings

Effective Standardization Management in Corporate Settings

Kai Jakobs (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
Release Date: December, 2015|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 418
ISBN13: 9781466697379|ISBN10: 1466697377|EISBN13: 9781466697386|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9737-9


The use of standards to optimize the interoperability of systems has become commonplace in the business world. Though once believed to limit innovation, it has been shown that standardization promotes organizational growth. Through defining norms for given technologies, managers open themselves to new opportunities and developments.

Effective Standardization Management in Corporate Settings is a pivotal reference source that assesses the link between standards and efficiency in the business world. This innovative publication addresses the economic importance, global impacts, effective tools, and strategies employable across all levels of an organization. Ideal for managers, business owners, business students, and IT professionals, this progressive book highlights the best practices and procedures to bring standardization to the forefront of the contemporary business model.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Implementation of Standards
  • Intellectual Property
  • IT Standardization
  • Open Standards Development
  • Organizational Resistance
  • Predatory Strategies
  • Project Management

Reviews and Testimonials

Researchers in business management and information technology contribute to standardization in business practices and information and communication technology to improve interoperability. Invited papers cover how corporate standardization shapes tomorrow's business; and standardization, not standards, matter. Other papers cover the business view, developing standards and processes, dealing with resistance, intellectual property rights, looking at innovation, and two sides of the same coin. Among specific topics are business benefits through company information technology standardization, the pressure cooker approach for open standards development, a philosophical-empirical approach to managing in-company standardization while avoiding resistance, a primer on intellectual property policies of standards bodies, and ethical considerations.

– ProtoView Reviews

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Kai Jakobs joined Aachen University's (RWTH) Computer Science Department as a member of the technical staff in 1985. Over the years, his research interests moved away from the technical nuts and bolts of communication systems to socio-economic aspects with a focus on IT standardization. He is the co-author of a text book on data communications and more recently, five books on standards and standardization in IT. He has been on the program committees of numerous international conferences, and has also served as an external expert on evaluation panels of various European R&D programs, on both technical and socio-econimic issues. He holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Edinburgh.