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Government Activity to Increase Benefits from the Global Standards System

Published

Author(s)

Roger Marks, Robert E. Hebner

Abstract

The economic development of the Twentieth Century was accompanied and enhanced by the increasing use of documentary standards, largely developed by industry. In the current environment, companies and nations in global competition adopt various strategies and tactics to use and mold the evolving standards system for economic benefit. This paper reviews the importance of standards and the factors influencing the system evolution. It then discusses some of the approaches that have been or are being tried by governments to make the system beneficial for domestic economic development. It uses as an example as effort of the U. S. National Institute of Standards and Technology to encourage voluntary consensus standards fro interoperable broadband wireless access systems.
Conference Dates
October 3-5, 2001
Conference Location
Boulder, CO, USA
Conference Title
2001 IEEE Conf. Standardization and Innovation in Information Tech.

Keywords

broadband wireless access, consensus standards, economics, global competition, government

Citation

Marks, R. and Hebner, R. (2001), Government Activity to Increase Benefits from the Global Standards System, 2001 IEEE Conf. Standardization and Innovation in Information Tech., Boulder, CO, USA (Accessed April 17, 2024)
Created October 2, 2001, Updated October 12, 2021