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Standards and Public Policy

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Shane Greenstein, Victor Stango, Timothy F. Bresnahan, Pai-Ling Yin, Richard Langlois, Joel West, Marc Rysman, Charles Steinfield, Rolf Wigand, M. Lynne Markus, Gabe Minton, Neil Gandal, Nataly Gantman, David Genesove, Jeff MacKie-Mason, Janet Netz, Timothy Simcoe, Carl Cargill, Sherrie Bolin, Luis Cabral, Tobias Kretschmer, Norbert Maier, Marco Ottaviani, Joseph Farrell
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  • Date Published: January 2007
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521864503

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  • This book was first published in 2006. Technological standards are a cornerstone of the modern information economy, affecting firm strategy, market performance and, by extension, economic growth. While there is general agreement that swift movement to superior technological standards is a worthwhile goal, there is much less agreement on the central policy questions: Do markets choose efficient standards? How do standards organizations affect the development of standards? And finally, what constitutes appropriate public policy toward standards? In this volume, leading researchers in public policy on standards, including both academics and industry experts, focus on these key questions. Given the dearth of applied work on standards and public policy, this volume significantly advances the frontier of knowledge in this critical but understudied area. It will be essential reading for academic and industrial researchers as well as policymakers.

    • Topics covered include studies of standards competition, the analysis of standards committees and organizations, and government approaches to standards policy
    • Accessible to a wide range of readers, even those unfamiliar with the topic
    • Concentrates on developing conceptual understanding with illustrations from a variety of settings
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    "Standards are playing an increasingly critical role in shaping high-technology industries around the globe. But our understanding of the nature and effectiveness of the standardization process, and the proper public policies in regard to standards, remain at a quite early stage. This volume will play an important role in addressing this gap, drawing together a variety of thoughtful, contemporary research into these critical questions." - Josh Lerner, Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking, Harvard Business School

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    • Date Published: January 2007
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521864503
    • length: 412 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 32 mm
    • weight: 0.804kg
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - no date available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Shane Greenstein and Victor Stango
    1. Standard setting in markets: the Browser war Timothy F. Bresnahan and Pai-Ling Yin
    2. Competition through institutional form: the case of cluster tool standards Richard Langlois
    3. The economic realities of open standards: black, white, and many shades of gray Joel West
    4. Coordination costs and standard setting: lessons from 56k modems Shane Greenstein and Marc Rysman
    5. Promoting e-business through vertical IS standards: lessons from the US home mortgage industry Charles Steinfield, Rolf Wigand, M. Lynne Markus and Gabe Minton
    6. Intellectual property and standardization committee participation in the US modem industry Neil Gandal, Nataly Gantman and David Genesove
    7. Manipulating interface standards as an anticompetitive strategy Jeff MacKie-Mason and Janet Netz
    8. Delay and de jure standardization: exploring the slowdown in internet standards development Timothy Simcoe
    9. Standardization: a failing paradigm Carl Cargill and Sherrie Bolin
    10. Standards battles and public policy Luis Cabral and Tobias Kretschmer
    11. Switching to digital television: business and public policy issues Norbert Maier and Marco Ottaviani
    12. Should competition policy favor compatibility? Joseph Farrell
    Index.

  • Editors

    Shane Greenstein, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

    Victor Stango, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College

    Contributors

    Shane Greenstein, Victor Stango, Timothy F. Bresnahan, Pai-Ling Yin, Richard Langlois, Joel West, Marc Rysman, Charles Steinfield, Rolf Wigand, M. Lynne Markus, Gabe Minton, Neil Gandal, Nataly Gantman, David Genesove, Jeff MacKie-Mason, Janet Netz, Timothy Simcoe, Carl Cargill, Sherrie Bolin, Luis Cabral, Tobias Kretschmer, Norbert Maier, Marco Ottaviani, Joseph Farrell

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