Glocalization: Market Cultivation and the Future of Standards
Standardization is the greatest force for innovation in the world. This fact is little known and less believed; in fact, when standards efforts begin, there is often a warning that the new standard will stifle innovation, and that new ideas now abed in England will rue the day that a standard was created, as it were. In fact, there are several balances, several tightropes, which standards processes must walk to provide value to nascent and established industries, including the following:
Too often, standardization processes and groups fall prey to the desire to replace the many competing solutions to a problem with a single, perfect solution; after all, that is the focus ...