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The Shaping of the IEEE 802.11 Standard: The Role of the Innovating Firm in the Case of Wi-Fi

The Shaping of the IEEE 802.11 Standard: The Role of the Innovating Firm in the Case of Wi-Fi
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Author(s): W. Lemstra (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands) and V. Hayes (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Copyright: 2009
Pages: 29
Source title: Information Communication Technology Standardization for E-Business Sectors: Integrating Supply and Demand Factors
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Kai Jakobs (Aachen University, Germany)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-320-3.ch008

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Abstract

In this chapter the authors explore and describe the role of the innovating firm in relation to the standards making process of Wireless-Local Area Networks, and in particular the link between NCR and its corporate successors in the creation of the IEEE 802.11 standard, which is at the basis of the global success of Wi-Fi. Their focus is the leadership role assumed by NCR c.s. responsible for the initiation and creation of an open standard for Wireless-LANs.

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