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Policies for international technology standards of leading nations and implications for Korea

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Frame of Image . To adapt themselves to such a transition,
global businesses are competing to turn their proprietary technologies into global standards. Even a technology with a patent will lose its competitive edge unless it finds applications in the market. Competition in technology development is important, but what matters more in the global trade environment is to establish a technology as a global standard so as to secure its commercial viability and competitive edge in the market. Realizing that personal involvement in global standard-governing bodies is the most effective tool in promoting local technologies as international standards, technology leaders such as the U.S.A., Germany and Japan are pressing ahead with policy initiatives to support their representatives take governing roles in standard-setting bodies. Recognizing the significance of standardization, Korea has also significantly expanded her participation in global standardization initiatives since 2000. This paper aims to examine the policies of technology leaders such as the U.S.A., Germany and Japan toward global standardization initiatives as well as Korean initiatives in global standardization activities and suggest implications for comparable policies in
Korea.
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Title Policies for international technology standards of leading nations and implications for Korea
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Material Type Reports
Author(English)

Choe, Hyunkung

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[Seoul]:Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade

Date 2010
Journal Title; Vol./Issue KIET Industrial Economic Review(Current issues):vol. 14(no.6)
Pages 13
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Industry and Technology < Science/Technology
Holding KDI School of Public Policy and Management

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