Standardization problems

  • Tim Weitzel
Part of the Information Age Economy book series (AGEECONOMY)


In this section, a short outline of historic standardization cases is used to close in on communication standards by illustrating the paradigmatic shift of standardization efforts from production side to demand side economies of scale. In section 2.2, the main findings of network effect theory(ies) are presented and critically discussed (section 2.3).


Switching Cost Market Failure Network Effect Path Dependence Network Externality 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tim Weitzel
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  1. 1.Institute of Information SystemsUniversity of FrankfurtFrankfurt (Main)Germany

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