Innovations in Organizational IT Specification and Standards Development

Innovations in Organizational IT Specification and Standards Development

Kai Jakobs (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
Release Date: October, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 372
ISBN13: 9781466621602|ISBN10: 1466621605|EISBN13: 9781466621619|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2160-2


The acceleration of the Internet and the growing importance of ICT in the globalized markets have played a vital role in the progressively difficult standardization of ICT companies. With the related economic importance of standards, companies and organizations are bringing their own ideas and technologies into the Internet’s standard settings.

Innovations in Organizational IT Specification and Standards Development provides advancing research on all current aspects of IT standards and standardization. This book aims to be useful in gaining knowledge for IT researchers, scholars, and practitioners alike.

Topics Covered

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

  • Conformity assessment
  • Economics of Standardization
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Open source and standardization
  • Standardization and economic development
  • Standardization and regulation
  • Standardization in public policy
  • Standardization in the public sphere
  • Standards for information infrastructures
  • Technological innovation and standardization

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Kai Jakobs joined RWTH Aachen University’s Computer Science Department in 1985. His current research interests focus on various aspects of ICT standards and the underlying standardization process. Over time, he (co)- authored/edited a text book on communication networks and, more recently, seventeen books on ICT standardization. More than 200 of his papers have been published in conference proceedings, books, and journals. He has been on the program committee and editorial board of numerous international conferences and journals, respectively, and has served as an external expert on evaluation panels of various European R&D programs, on both technical and socio-economic issues. He is also Vice President of the European Academy for Standardisation (EURAS). Kai holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh and is a Certified Standards Professional.