Title: ICT standardisation strategies and interactive learning spaces - the case of China

Authors: Mostafa Hashem Sherif

Addresses: 60 Beaumont Court, Tinton Falls, New Jersey 07724, USA

Abstract: The challenges posed by intellectual property rights (IPR) in terms of licensing fees have stimulated China's active participation in the standardisation of information and communication technologies (ICTs) through standards development organisations (SDOs). This participation allowed the accumulation of knowledge, the assimilation of external information and the development of new indigenous technologies. The Chinese experience shows that SDOs can be considered as interactive learning spaces (ILS). This case contrasts with that of other global ICT standards producers, where learning is a secondary outcome of the standardisation process.

Keywords: China; standardisation strategy; interactive learning spaces; ILS; intellectual property rights; IPR; licensing fees; technology innovation; technology catch up; audio coding; video coding; A/V coding standards; AVS; FieldBus; time division SCDMA; synchronous code division multiplexing; TD-SCDMA; wireless LANs; local area networks; WLAN authentication; WLAN privacy infrastructure; WAPI; China; ICT standards; information and communications technology; information technology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTMKT.2015.068587

International Journal of Technology Marketing, 2015 Vol.10 No.2, pp.113 - 136

Received: 07 Oct 2013
Accepted: 27 Mar 2014

Published online: 29 Mar 2015 *

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