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Impact of changes in regulatory performance standards on innovation: A case of energy performance standards for new-built houses.

2016 | Henk de Vries

This paper explores the impact of changes in prescribed performance standards on innovation in an industry characterised by loosely coupled systems. Using a case of energy performance standards for newly-built houses, it investigates how changes to these standards have affected the innovation of hou...

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Standardization for an innovative world

2011 | Miguel Angel Sanjuána

Standardization is beneficial for society in general and for research and innovation in particular. Standardization bodies as well as policymakers should promote the use of standards as a way of disseminating knowledge, exploiting research results and reducing time to market for the “innovation”. S...

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Effects of ISO 9001 certification and KAAE on performance of Jordanian Firms

2012 | Abbas Al-Refaie

This research investigates the effects of ISO 9001 certification and King Abdullah II Award for Excellence (KAAE) on Jordanian firm‟s performance. Four scale measures of firm‟s performance were considered, including quality outcomes, customer satisfaction, business performance, and innovation. ISO 9...

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Standards and innovation in manufacturing and services: the case of ISO 9000

2014 | Giovanni Mangiarotti

Purpose - The research empirically investigates the firm-level impact of ISO 9000 certification on innovation propensity. The study aims to distinguish between manufacturing and service sectors and adopts different innovation definitions aimed at capturing the peculiarities of innovation in services...

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Voluntary regulations and innovation: the case of ISO 14001

2014 | Sijeong Lim

Governments enact environmental regulations to compel firms to internalize pollution externalities. Critics contend that regulations encourage technological lock‐ins and stifle innovation. Challenging this view, the Porter‐Linde hypothesis suggests that appropriately designed regulations can spur in...

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The impact of standards and regulation on innovation in uncertain markets

2017 | Knut Blind

This study analyses the impact of formal standards and regulation on firms’ innovation efficiency, considering different levels of market uncertainty. We argue that formal standards and regulation have different effects, depending on the extent of market uncertainty derived from theoretical consider...

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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. ...

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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...

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ISO 9000 quality system certification and its impact on product and process innovation performance

2014 | Mile Terziovski

ISO 9000 quality system certification has been widely applied around the world, but with mixed success. A review of the literature revealed gaps in research in this area of quality/operations management, particularly in the empirical testing of the effects of ISO 9000 certification on innovation per...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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From quality to innovation: evidence from two french employer surveys

2009 | Sanja Pekovic

In this article we investigate the impact of quality systems on innovation performance using the method of propensity matching. We use two French microeconomic surveys, the “Organizational Changes and Computerization” (COI 1997) and the “Community Innovation Survey” (CIS3 1998–2000). The first hypot...

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Are innovative organizational concepts enough for fostering innovation

2012 | Jasna Prester

The purpose of this article is to define which organizational practices have significant impact on returns from new products or which foster or at least influence positively innovation. Survey responders were divided to see whether they innovated or not by the survey questions which explicitly asked...

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...

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...