Block Alliances in Formal Standard Setting Environments


This paper extends the examination of block alliances in standard setting from market-driven to formal or committee-based processes in the information and communications industry. Formal process block alliances are argued to emerge in anticipation of institutional failure, that is, from the prospect that formal standardization will not yield a timely or… (More)
DOI: 10.4018/jitsr.2003010101


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