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


Type
Article
Change log
Authors
Ho, Jae Yun 
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.

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Keywords
standards, technological innovation, complex system, roadmapping, foresight
Journal Title
Journal of Engineering and Technology Management - JET-M
Conference Name
Journal ISSN
0923-4748
Volume Title
50
Publisher
Elsevier
Sponsorship
Gatsby Charitable Foundation (GAT 3230)
Gatsby Charitable Foundation