The evolving role of standardisation in technological innovation: The case of photovoltaics

Jae Yun Ho, Eoin O'Sullivan

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Abstract

Despite the increasing awareness on the importance of standards in supporting technological innovation, there are limited understanding and empirical evidence on various roles of standards in supporting innovation activities and how they evolve over time, due to the complexity involved in innovation and standardisation. The current research carefully explores the evolving role of standardisation, through the historical study of standardisation in photovoltaics technology. Analysing archival documents and expert interviews both quantitatively and qualitatively, it is observed that various types of standards played different roles and functions to support different technological activities across its innovation journey. The study is expected to broaden the evidence base to inform standards organisations and policymakers in developing standardisation strategies to support technological innovation more effectively.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology, IEEE SIIT 2015
EditorsKai Jakobs
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781467395335
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Aug 5
Event9th International Conference on Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology, IEEE SIIT 2015 - Sunnyvale, United States
Duration: 2015 Oct 62015 Oct 8

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology, IEEE SIIT 2015

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology, IEEE SIIT 2015
CountryUnited States
CitySunnyvale
Period15/10/615/10/8

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)

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    Ho, J. Y., & O'Sullivan, E. (2016). The evolving role of standardisation in technological innovation: The case of photovoltaics. In K. Jakobs (Ed.), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology, IEEE SIIT 2015 [7535597] (Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology, IEEE SIIT 2015). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/SIIT.2015.7535597