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Managing Innovation and Standards

A Case in the European Heating Industry

Authors: Wiegmann, Paul

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    Offers a best practice example of co-evolution of innovation and required standards
    Presents an in-depth case study alongside key actor interviews
    Contributes a new theoretical approach to the management of standards and regulation

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This book provides an in-depth study of the management of standards and regulation in sustainable and radical innovation development.  It considers the case of micro Combined Heat and Power (mCHP) technology. The developers of this radical innovation in the European heating sector encountered major conflicts when attempting to create or adapt standards when bringing the technology to market. Utilising rich research data and interviews with key actors, the author uses this case to derive a grounded theory on the management of standards and regulation during an innovation process. The results also have important implications for innovators, which are reflected in clear advice for practice.

About the authors

Paul Moritz Wiegmann is a PhD Candidate at the Chair of Standardisation, Department of Technology and Operations Management, Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University, the Netherlands. Paul researches the dynamic processes that occur at the link between standards and innovation. His previous work has been published in Research Policy and presented at international academic conferences.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction: Rooting the Study in the Theoretical Context

    Wiegmann, Paul Moritz

    Pages 1-19

  • Background on Methodology and Case

    Wiegmann, Paul Moritz

    Pages 21-32

  • Standards, Regulation and Conformity Assessment for mCHP

    Wiegmann, Paul Moritz

    Pages 33-49

  • Managing Standards for mCHP on Company Level

    Wiegmann, Paul Moritz

    Pages 51-76

  • Industry-Level Collaboration in mCHP Standardisation and Regulation

    Wiegmann, Paul Moritz

    Pages 77-113

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-3-030-01532-9
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover $31.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-01531-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Managing Innovation and Standards
Book Subtitle
A Case in the European Heating Industry
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-01532-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-01532-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-01531-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 171
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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