Charles Le Maistre: Entrepreneur in International Standardization

28 Pages Posted: 29 Jun 2007

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JoAnne Yates

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

Craig N. Murphy

Wellesley College

Date Written: May 2007

Abstract

In Schumpeterian terms, entrepreneurship is a force of creative destruction, and entrepreneurs are risk-takers who pioneer an innovation - typically a technological innovation but also possibly an organizational innovation. Such entrepreneurs are often true-believers in the innovation, and proselytize for it in the marketplace and sometimes, in the case of what are today called intrapreneurs, within an organizational hierarchy. On this panel, we argue that industrial standardization, usually thought of as a staid field that limits, rather than promotes, innovation, is populated by multiple individuals who can be seen as entrepreneurs of standardization, either in a particular technical arena or on a broader, organizational level.

Keywords: entrepreneurs, standardization

Suggested Citation

Yates, JoAnne and Murphy, Craig N., Charles Le Maistre: Entrepreneur in International Standardization (May 2007). MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4652-07, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=996723

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Craig N. Murphy

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