An international mobile security standard dispute: From the actor-network perspective

Shirley Chan, Heejin Lee, Sangjo Oh

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Abstract

In 2004 there was a trade and technology dispute of significance between China and the United States surrounding a mobile security standard called WAPI (Wireless LAN Authentication and Privacy Infrastructure). Using the remarkable size of its domestic market as a lever, China is challenging some existing or being-shaped standards to set its own standards not only within its own territory but also potentially in the world markets. WAPI is another example in a series of these attempts. Using the actor-network theory, we investigate the process of mobile standards setting in the international context where superpowers like China and the United States compete.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesigning Ubiquitous Information Environments
Subtitle of host publicationSocio-Technical Issues and Challenges - IFIP TC8 WG 8.2 International Working Conference
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Pages293-304
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9780387275604
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jan 1
EventIFIP TC8 WG 8.2 International Working Conference on Designing Ubiquitous Information Environments: Socio-Technical Issues and Challenges - Cleveland, OH, United States
Duration: 2005 Aug 12005 Aug 3

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume185
ISSN (Print)1868-4238

Other

OtherIFIP TC8 WG 8.2 International Working Conference on Designing Ubiquitous Information Environments: Socio-Technical Issues and Challenges
CountryUnited States
CityCleveland, OH
Period05/8/105/8/3

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems and Management

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Chan, S., Lee, H., & Oh, S. (2005). An international mobile security standard dispute: From the actor-network perspective. In Designing Ubiquitous Information Environments: Socio-Technical Issues and Challenges - IFIP TC8 WG 8.2 International Working Conference (pp. 293-304). (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; Vol. 185). Springer New York LLC.