Starting from the research results described so far, future research will still be focused on the competition between a new communication standard and an already existing standard (installed base). In contrast to the prior work, what were formerly completely incompatible standards will now be partly compatible. In this extension, we will be analyze how the new setting influences the start-up problem when communication standards are compatible with each other. Using the decentralized standardization model, as well as the network effect helix model, further real-world scenario extensions will be made, in order to explain and forecast the reasons for communication standards diffusion. In doing so, an empirical survey will be conducted in order to validate the simulation results for single markets.
KeywordsNetwork Effect Grid Environment Grid Service Communication Standard Standard Development
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