Abstract

The question to which extent National Standardization Organizations (NSOs) meet actor needs, of course, cannot simply be answered, as actor needs differ. This Chapter addresses differences due to 1) kinds of standards needed (4.2), and 2) mechanisms that determine which standard will be used by which user groups (4.3). More in general, actors have certain wishes concerning Standards Developing Organizations (SDOs) (4.4). This chapter concludes on NSO appropriateness to meet the different actor needs (4.5). Between brackets, reference is made to (sub)sections in other chapters.

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European Standardization Standardization Committee Standard Development American Petroleum Institute Standardization Project 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Henk J. de Vries
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Rotterdam School of ManagementErasmus University RotterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Nederlands Normalisatie InstituutDelftThe Netherlands

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