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A World of Standards

Nils Brunsson and Bengt Jacobsson

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199256952
eISBN:
9780191716508
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256952.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

In the modern world, there is no shortage of people who know what is best for others. Self-appointed experts, consultants, and organizations try to convince states, corporations, and individuals that ... More


The New Global Rulers: The Privatization of Regulation in the World Economy

Tim Büthe and Walter Mattli

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144795
eISBN:
9781400838790
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144795.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Over the past two decades, governments have delegated extensive regulatory authority to international private-sector organizations. This internationalization and privatization of rule-making has been ... More


Case Studies in Standards Negotiations 1

Michelle P. Egan

in Constructing a European Market: Standards, Regulation, and Governance

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244058
eISBN:
9780191599132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244057.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Provides a case‐study analysis of the operation of this new regulatory policy, with particular attention paid to the difficulties of reaching collective agreement on common European standards. Case ... More


Strategic Firms in an Integrated Market

Michelle P. Egan

in Constructing a European Market: Standards, Regulation, and Governance

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244058
eISBN:
9780191599132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244057.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Focuses on the impact of market integration upon corporate policies and strategies, an issue that has not been adequately addressed in the single market literature. Companies must adjust their ... More


Software's hidden challenges 1

Robert E. Cole

in Recovering from Success: Innovation and Technology Management in Japan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199297320
eISBN:
9780191711237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297320.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter examines another key ICT industry — packaged software — of which Japan is a huge net importer. In what goes to the heart of the modularization issue, it is shown that the large ... More


International Harmonization of Economic Regulation

Junji Nakagawa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604661
eISBN:
9780191731679
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604661.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

International harmonization of economic regulation is an attempt to eliminate, or at least reduce, regulatory diversity in economic policy areas where states have autonomous regulatory jurisdiction. ... More


Accounts of Science

Theodore M. Porter

in Accounting, Organizations, and Institutions: Essays in Honour of Anthony Hopwood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546350
eISBN:
9780191720048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546350.003.0014
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

The standing of accounting among the academic disciplines has never been very high, in part because the work of accounting is not regarded as suitably creative. Yet when we think of knowledge as a ... More


The Rise of Private Regulation in the World Economy

Tim Büthe and Walter Mattli

in The New Global Rulers: The Privatization of Regulation in the World Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144795
eISBN:
9781400838790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144795.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book examines the delegation of regulatory authority from governments to a single international private-sector body by focusing on three powerful global private regulators, or focal rule-making ... More


The Politics of Nuts and Bolts—and Nanotechnology: ISO and IEC Standard-Setting for Global Product Markets

Tim Büthe and Walter Mattli

in The New Global Rulers: The Privatization of Regulation in the World Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144795
eISBN:
9781400838790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144795.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines how companies affected by international product standards assess these standards and the extent to which they are able to influence rule-making in the International Organization ... More


Introduction

Ruben Lee

in Running the World's Markets: The Governance of Financial Infrastructure

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691133539
eISBN:
9781400836970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691133539.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the nature of governance. It then sets out the book's purpose, namely to analyze how market infrastructure institutions are governed and how they ... More


The Knowledge Base of Standards

Staffan Furüsten

in A World of Standards

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199256952
eISBN:
9780191716508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256952.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter examines how the content of standards is formed and discusses the knowledge base of standards, using the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) 9000 series of quality ... More


Organizing the Process of Standardization

Kristina Tamm Hallström

in A World of Standards

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199256952
eISBN:
9780191716508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256952.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter describes how an international standards organization is established and how one can create agreement about standards and legitimacy for the organization and its standards. Standards are ... More


Semantics, Statistics, and Data Transformations

Gary Goertz and James Mahoney

in A Tale of Two Cultures: Qualitative and Quantitative Research in the Social Sciences

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149707
eISBN:
9781400845446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149707.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter examines the qualitative view of variable transformation using the Fundamental Principle of Variable Transformation. According to the Fundamental Principle of Variable Transformation, ... More


Linguistic Policies, Disenfranchisement, and Standardization

Victor Ginsburgh and Shlomo Weber

in How Many Languages Do We Need?: The Economics of Linguistic Diversity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136899
eISBN:
9781400838905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136899.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter describes how linguistic policies have led to the alienation and disenfranchisement of various groups or individuals restricted in their linguistic rights. It starts with a brief tour of ... More


Conclusions

Victor Ginsburgh and Shlomo Weber

in How Many Languages Do We Need?: The Economics of Linguistic Diversity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136899
eISBN:
9781400838905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136899.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter summarizes key themes and presents some final thoughts. It argues that the development of optimal and sensible linguistic policies has to balance the will of the people and their ... More


The Grammar and the Rise of Prescriptivism

Ingrid Tieken‐Boon van Ostade

in The Bishop's Grammar: Robert Lowth and the Rise of Prescriptivism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199579273
eISBN:
9780191595219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579273.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, English Language

As a normative grammar, and with its critical footnotes, Lowth's grammar heralds the next stage in the English standardisation process. It anticipates the rise of the usage guide in the next decades ... More


Institutional Complementarity Theory

Tim Büthe and Walter Mattli

in The New Global Rulers: The Privatization of Regulation in the World Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144795
eISBN:
9781400838790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144795.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the distributional consequences of shifting rule-making to the international private and nonmarket sphere. In particular, it asks who wins, who loses, and why when international ... More


Private Regulators in Global Product Markets: Institutional Structure and Complementarity in Product Regulation

Tim Büthe and Walter Mattli

in The New Global Rulers: The Privatization of Regulation in the World Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144795
eISBN:
9781400838790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144795.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the role of private regulators in global product markets, with particular emphasis on institutional structure and institutional complementarity in product regulation. It first ... More


Contributions to the Theoretical Debates in Political Science, Sociology, Law, and Economics

Tim Büthe and Walter Mattli

in The New Global Rulers: The Privatization of Regulation in the World Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144795
eISBN:
9781400838790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144795.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the implications of complementarity for our theoretical understanding of the relationship between power and institutions. It also evaluates the contributions of the book's ... More


Conclusions and Implications for Global Governance

Tim Büthe and Walter Mattli

in The New Global Rulers: The Privatization of Regulation in the World Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144795
eISBN:
9781400838790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144795.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book has explored global private governance by three focal rule-making institutions: the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), the International Organization for Standardization ... More


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