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Standards, Strategy, and Policy: Cases and Stories

Peter Grindley


This book discusses how compatibility standards may be used to ensure business success. It provides a framework for standards strategy and policy, together with a series of case-studies which interpret the economics of standards in practical settings. The book considers the problems of establishing a new standard in the market and winning standards contests. It studies the questions of how to maintain the profitability of a standard and how to compete within an established standard. It combines the strategic analysis with an evaluation of standards policy, and suggests ways in which markets an ... More

Keywords: business success, compatibility, personal computers, policy, profitability, business strategy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780198288077
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288077.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Grindley, author
Law and Economics Consulting Group, Berkeley, California