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Standardization as a business ecosystem enabler


Paul Bannerman and Liming Zhu



This paper develops theoretical positions on the role of the standards body as an enabler in business ecosystems. We advocate that standards can sequester competition from cooperation; the internal consistency of business models is critical for performance; effective standards are non-prescriptive; and requirements specification and compliance checking are essential. We illustrate our theory using a standards body with which we have been working.

BibTeX Entry

    publisher        = {Springer},
    isbn             = {978-3-642-01246-4},
    author           = {Bannerman, Paul and Zhu, Liming},
    month            = dec,
    editor           = {{Stephan Aier, Pontus Johnson, Joachim Schelp}},
    year             = {2008},
    title            = {Standardization as a Business Ecosystem Enabler},
    booktitle        = {Workshop on Enabling Service Business Ecosystems},
    pages            = {298--303},
    address          = {Sydney, Australia}


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