Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Government/Industry Interactions in the Global Standards System



Roger Marks, Robert E. Hebner


We review the evolution of the global standards system and its relationship to industry. We then discuss some of the approaches that governments have taken in order to modify the system for the benefit of domestic and worldwide economic development. We use as an example an effort of the U. S. National Institute of Standards and Technology to encourage voluntary consensus standards for interoperable broadband wireless access systems.
The Standards Edge: Dynamic Tension
Report Number
Publisher Info


broadband wireless access, consensus standards, consortium standards, economics, globalization, government, metropolitan area networks, wireless communications, World Trade Organization


Marks, R. and Hebner, R. (2003), Government/Industry Interactions in the Global Standards System, , , [online], (Accessed April 21, 2024)
Created December 10, 2003, Updated October 12, 2021