Standardisation framework to enable complex technological innovations: The case of photovoltaic technology

Jae Yun Ho, Eoin O'Sullivan

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Abstract

Strategic standardisation is becoming increasingly challenging due to high levels of complexity, interdisciplinarity, and systems nature of modern technologies. This paper develops a standardisation mapping framework for systematic and comprehensive analyses of how standardisation supports innovation, by integrating key ‘dimensions of standardisation’ addressed in existing conceptual models and related literature. A longitudinal case study of photovoltaic technology highlights evolving dynamics of these dimensions over multiple technology lifecycles, thus demonstrating the importance of such holistic and integrative approach. Based on a widely-used foresight tool, the framework can be used to help decision-makers develop more coherent, long-term, and system-wide strategies for standardisation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-23
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Engineering and Technology Management - JET-M
Volume50
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Oct 1

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Standardization
Innovation
Technological innovation

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial relations
  • Engineering(all)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Information Systems and Management

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