Unpacking 3gpp Standards

29 Pages Posted: 2 Aug 2018

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Date Written: Fall 2018


This paper describes a new database with detailed information on standardization procedures at the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). 3GPP is the most relevant standard‐setting organization (SSO) in the field of mobile telecommunications. Empirical research on technology standards and SSOs has so far been limited by the scarcity of available data. The present database contains information on membership, meeting attendance, chairmanship, work items, contributions, and votes at 3GPP. These data shed light on the technical complexity of standard development and illustrate the importance of voluntary contributions from SSO members. The data allow addressing important policy questions regarding the regulation of voluntary SSOs and the role of standard‐essential patents in standardization.

Keywords: innovation, mobile telecommunications, standardā€setting organizations, technology standards

JEL Classification: L15, L96, Y10

Suggested Citation

Baron, Justus and Gupta, Kirti, Unpacking 3gpp Standards (Fall 2018). Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Vol. 27, Issue 3, pp. 433-461, 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3224862 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jems.12258

Justus Baron (Contact Author)

Northwestern University - Searle Center for Law, Regulation and Economic Growth ( email )

375 E. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

HOME PAGE: http://justusbaron.org/

Kirti Gupta

Qualcomm, Inc. ( email )

5775 Morehouse Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
United States

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