Making the Rules: The Governance of Standard Development Organizations and their Policies on Intellectual Property Rights
Martin Husovec and
No JRC115004, JRC Working Papers from Joint Research Centre (Seville site)
This study provides a comprehensive analysis of the governance of standard development organizations (SDOs), with a particular emphasis on organizations developing standards for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). The analysis is based on 17 SDO case studies, a survey of SDO stakeholders, an expert workshop, and a comprehensive review of the legal and economic literature. The study considers the external factors conditioning SDO decision making on rules and procedures, including binding legal requirements, government influence, the network of cooperative relationships with other SDOs and related organizations, and competitive forces. SDO decision-making is also shaped by internal factors, such as the SDOsâ€™ institutional architecture of decision-making bodies and their respective decision-making processes, which govern the interaction among SDO stakeholders and between stakeholders and the SDO itself. The study also analyzes governance principles, such as openness, balance of interests, and consensus decision-making, and discusses their interplay. The insights from these analyses are applied to SDO decision making on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) policies, which represents a particularly salient and controversial aspect of SDO policy development.
Keywords: Standard developing organizations; governance; intellectual property rights (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cdm, nep-ipr and nep-knm
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:ipt:iptwpa:jrc115004
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in JRC Working Papers from Joint Research Centre (Seville site) Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Publication Officer ().