Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this paper or follow this series

The Design of Standardisation Processes in ICT: An evolutionary transaction cost approach

Contents:

Author Info

  • Wegberg,Marc,van

    (NIBOR)

Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    As transaction costs have become an increasing part of the economy''s overall costs, reducing transaction costs has become increasingly important in economic organisation. An example where this is pertinent is the organisation of standardization processes in, notably, Information and Communication Technology industries (ICT). The processes that generate and select standards need to adapt to better solve the trade-off between facilitating innovation and reducing transaction costs. The Internet plays an important role in this regard. This paper explores a dynamic version of transaction cost economics and population ecology to analyze hybrid market / negotiated selection of standards in various ICT cases: Internet browsers, the DVD, IP telephony, handheld computers, and the Linux operating system.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL: http://edocs.ub.unimaas.nl/loader/file.asp?id=278
    Download Restriction: no

    Bibliographic Info

    Paper provided by Maastricht University, Netherlands Institute of Business Organization and Strategy Research (NIBOR) in its series Research Memorandum with number 001.

    as in new window
    Length:
    Date of creation: 1999
    Date of revision:
    Handle: RePEc:unm:umanib:1999001

    Contact details of provider:
    Postal: P.O. Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht
    Fax: +31-(0)43-3884893
    Web page: http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/
    More information through EDIRC

    Related research

    Keywords: management and organization theory ;

    References

    References listed on IDEAS
    Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
    as in new window
    1. Jean Tirole, 1988. "The Theory of Industrial Organization," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, The MIT Press, edition 1, volume 1, number 0262200716, December.
    2. Wegberg,Marc,van, 1998. "Evolution and Competition in the Market for Handheld Computers," Research Memorandum, Maastricht University, Netherlands Institute of Business Organization and Strategy Research (NIBOR) 003, Maastricht University, Netherlands Institute of Business Organization and Strategy Research (NIBOR).
    3. Vercoulen,Frank & Wegberg,Marc,van, 1998. "Standard Selection Modes in Dynamic, Complex Industries: Creating Hybrids between Market Selection and Negotiated Selection of Standards," Research Memorandum, Maastricht University, Netherlands Institute of Business Organization and Strategy Research (NIBOR) 005, Maastricht University, Netherlands Institute of Business Organization and Strategy Research (NIBOR).
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Citations

    Lists

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:unm:umanib:1999001. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Charles Bollen).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.