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Standardization, Not Standards Matter

Standardization, Not Standards Matter
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Author(s): Carl Cargill (Sun Microsystems, USA)
Copyright: 2019
Pages: 15
Source title: Corporate Standardization Management and Innovation
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Kai Jakobs (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9008-8.ch001


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It has been observed that standards (and implicitly, standardization) are a hallmark of an industrialized society, since standards provide the necessary interconnections to make things interoperate. As the world tends increasingly towards a “global economy,” just-in-time supply chains, and massive interdependencies, standards and standardization forms the infrastructure of these agreements. And yet, standardization is not well understood. This chapter explores standardization.

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