I am looking for

Journal article
Research and standardization in nanotechnologies: evidence from Germany

2009 | Knut Blind

Nanoscience and nanotechnology are science fields which are growing extremely dynamically. Germany occupies the top position in Europe and is only second to the US worldwide, which can be attributed to growing research promotion by the state. Based on a general conceptual framework on the role of di...

Journal article
Quality management standard and innovation: a multiple-case study in Luxembourg

2014 | Cesare Rillo

Innovation and quality are both important aspects of business excellence. ISO 9000 is a well-known quality management standard but its relationship with innovation is not completely understood. Previous quantitative studies have shown that ISO 9000 is positively correlated with technological innovat...

Journal article
Standards as a driving force that influences emerging technological trajectories in the converging world of the Internet and things: an investigation of the M2M/IoT patent network

2017 | Dong-hyu Kim

While standards are said to create windows of opportunity in facilitation of technological convergence, it is not clear how they affect technological trajectories and strategic choices of firms in the face of convergence and in the process of catch-up. There is little research on the relationship be...

Journal article
Role of formal standards in transition to the technology frontier: Korean ICT systems

2011 | Jae-Yong Choung

According to traditional wisdom, latecomer countries improve their technological capabilities in reverse of the product cycle, that is from mature towards new technologies. However, improvement of standards capabilities in this process has not been revealed clearly. This paper confirms similar patte...

Journal article
The effects of ISO 9001 quality management system on innovation and management capacities in the malaysian furniture sector

2013 | Jegatheswaran Ratnasingam

Although the ISO 9001 quality management system is often perceived to be a marketing tool within the manufacturing industry, its implications on the innovation and management capacities of the furniture industry remain unknown. A survey of furniture manufacturers in Malaysia revealed that lack of in...

Journal article
Quality systems and competitive performance of food companies

2013 | Dimitrios Kafetzopoulos

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to explore the impact of the effective implementation of both ISO 9001 and ISO 22000 systems on the competitive performance of certified food manufacturing companies. Design/methodology/approach - A survey instrument was used for quantitative data collection. ...

Journal article
ISO 9000 performance in Japanese Industries

2010 | Rita Arauz

This research analyses the factors that determine the performance of ISO 9000 standards in Japanese industries. A questionnaire survey was conducted to collect data from ISO 9000 certified companies nationwide. Our research hypothesis is that the performance of ISO 9000 depends upon the aspects that...

Journal article
The impact of ISO 9000 and EFQM on the use of flexible work practices

2011 | Alberto Bayo-Moriones

The purpose of this paper is to analyse the differences between the two most frequently used quality management approaches implemented by firms, ISO 9000 and EFQM, in terms of their impact on the adoption of innovative work organization practices. In order to accomplish this objective, we have selec...

Journal article
Process Management and Technological innovation: a longitudinal study of the photography and paint industries

2002 | Mary Benner

This research explores the impact of process management activities on technological innovation. Drawing on research in organizational evolution and learning, we suggest that as these practices reduce variance in organizational routines and influence the selection of innovations, they enhance increme...

Journal article
The role of standards in Innovation

2000 | Robert Allen

We review and explore the role of standards in innovation, with particular emphasis on the design and manufacturing processes. We begin by defining and classifying standards and by exploring their role and infrastructure in society. This is followed by a similar discussion for innovation. By examini...

Journal article
Disentangling technological innovations: a micro-econometric analysis of their determinants

2015 | Andreas Ziegler

On the basis of a unique firm-level dataset from the German manufacturing sector, this paper empirically examines the determinants of environmental and non-environmental product and process innovations. The micro-econometric analysis with multivariate probit models points to an extremely high releva...

Institutional publication
Selected Impacts of Documentary Standards Supported by NIST

2007 | Eric Puskar

During 2006 the Operating Units (OUs) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) were canvassed for instances where NIST has played an active role in the development or implementation of documentary standards that: (1) have been broadly adopted, or (2) have produced or are expected...

Conference materials
International Conference on Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology (SIIT)

2007 | IEEE

Documents and presentations from the SIIT Conferences of 2005 (including a session on "The Economic Value of Standards") and 2007....

Conference materials
Cooperation Platform for Research & Standards Open Meeting Report

2007 | Cooperation Platform for Research & Standards

In order to discuss its findings and deliverables with its main groups of stakeholders, towards the end of its lifespan, the Cooperation Platform for Research and Standards organized a conference on research and standardization towards FP7. The conference, for which more than 200 participants regist...

Conference materials
IEEE Conference on Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology

2005 | IEEE

No summary available...

Journal article
The Impacts of Innovations and Standards on Trade of Measurement and Testing Products: Empirical Results of Switzerland's Bilateral Trade Flows with Germany, France and the UK

2001 | Knut Blind

Nowadays, the impact of the measurement and testing infrastructure on economic performance and trade is theoretically and even politically widely accepted. However, there are no empirical studies on this issue. The purpose of this paper is to elucidate the impact of innovative capacity and technical...

Journal article
Trade and the Impact of Innovations and Standards: The Case of Germany and the UK

2005 | Knut Blind

The effects of patents as indicators for innovations and standards on German trade performance are analysed in general and German–British trade in detail. The latter analysis goes a step further than the approach of Swann et al. (1996) and is based on a broader and more detailed database. The result...

Institutional publication
The Economics of Standardization

2000 | Peter Swann

This study, undertaken by the Manchester Business School for the UK Department of trade and industry (DTI), provides an overview and classification of the literature on standardization and different ways of standards setting (formal standards setting process versus consortia process). Standardizatio...

Institutional publication
Determinants of environmental innovations in Germany: Do organizational measures matter? A discrete choice analysis at the firm level

2004 | Klaus Rennings

Based on a unique firm level data set of the German manufacturing sector, this paper provides new empirical evidence regarding the determinants of different types of environmental technological innovations. We examine particularly the effects of environmental organizational measures such as certifie...