An Empirical Study of Open Standards

20 Pages Posted: 12 Jul 2012  

Rajiv C. Shah

University of Illinois at Chicago - Department of Communication; Illinois State University

Jay P. Kesan

University of Illinois College of Law

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Date Written: August 15, 2007

Abstract

This project uses empirical data to provide insights into the impact of open standards. This work moves beyond the existing literature’s reliance on handpicked case studies by considering a large number of open standards. The results of this research are timely, as governments are advocating and sometimes mandating the use of open standards. Through our study we found inequalities in the impact of open standards that suggest a power-law relationship. We also found that the duration of the development process does not affect the impact of a standard, but the length of a standard in terms of word length affects the impact of a standard.

Suggested Citation

Shah, Rajiv C. and Kesan, Jay P., An Empirical Study of Open Standards (August 15, 2007). TPRC 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2103646

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