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Call for Book Chapters
EFFECTIVE STANDARDIZATION MANAGEMENT IN CORPORATE SETTINGS
Editor: Kai Jakobs, RWTH Aachen University
*****Extended Deadline for Proposal Submission: 16 November 2014.*****
Standardisation is no longer an almost exclusively technical activity. Rather, most large firms as well as policy makers and many other public sector entities have by now realised the economic and political relevance of standards. This holds particularly, though certainly not exclusively, for the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).
Accordingly, an increasing number of both firms and public authorities experience the need to properly manage their standardisation activities. These activities range from a 'laissez-faire' approach to a strictly managed activity with well-defined roles and processes.
Over the past decades, standardisation research has become an increasingly popular topic, with potentially significant practical ramifications. 'Potentially' is an important qualification, though - thus far, the links between research and real-life practice are still weak; all too often insights from academia just don't get noticed by industry. Likewise, research does not necessarily address those aspects of relevance for practitioners. This book aims to help narrow the gap between research and practice in the field of standardisation management.
The book covers the various aspects that relate to the management of standardisation in private firms as well as in the public sector. Its main objective is to help identify good practices in the management of standardisation activities, both internal and external.
The book's topic may be addressed from very different angles. Accordingly, it will be of relevance to both practitioners and researchers from various disciplines including, but not limited to Business Studies, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, History, Information Systems, Law, Management Studies and Sociology.
Topic covered include, but are by no means limited to
* approaches to corporate standardisation management in the public and the private sector;
* corporate standardisation strategies;
* selection of suitable standards bodies;
* internal vs.(?) external standardisation;
* IPR management;
* links between R&D and standardisation;
* standardisation and organisational learning aspects;
* intra- and inter-organisational flows of information about standardisation;
* marketing and standardisation;
* the individual in standards setting ? selection, training, motivation;
* new ways of co-operation between standards bodies;
* potential new standardisation landscapes.
If you are interested in contributing to this book, please submit a chapter proposal of 1,000 - 2,000 words by 31 October 2014. Notification of acceptance will be mailed by 30 November 2014. Authors of accepted proposals will be asked to submit a full draft manuscript by 16 February 2015. These manuscripts should have around 12,000 - 14,000 words. All full chapter submissions will go through a double-blind peer-review process. Notification of acceptance/rejection will be e-mailed by 19 April 2015. Deadline for final chapters will be 31 May 2015, with a target publication date of Spring 2016.
All submissions need to be made through IGI-Global's submission system at
Authors of full proposals may be asked to provide supplementary reviews.
This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the ?Information Science Reference? (formerly Idea Group Reference), ?Medical Information Science Reference, ?Business Science Reference? and ?Engineering Science Reference? imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com.
16 November 2014: Proposal Submission Deadline
30 November 2014: Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
16 February 2015: Full Chapter Submission
19 April 2014: Review Results Returned
15 May 2015: Final Acceptance Notification
31 May 2014: Final Chapter Submission
Editorial Review Board
Kai Jakobs, RWTH Aachen U., DE
Knut Blind, FhG FOKUS, DE & RSM, NL (tbc)
Peter Buxmann, TU Darmstadt, DE (tbc)
Carl Cargill, Adobe Systems, US
Tineke Egyedi, DIRoS, NL
Vladislav Fomin, Vytautas Magnus U., LT
Stephan Gauch, TU Berlin, DE
Ian Graham, U. of Edinburgh, UK
Richard Hawkins, U. of Calgary, CA
Geerten van de Kaa, TU Delft, NL
Kalle Lyytinen, Case-Western Reserve U., US
Mostafa Hashem Sherif, AT&T, US
Jan Smits, TU Eindhoven, NL
Kees Stuurmann, U. of Tilburg, NL (tbc)
Henk de Vries, Erasmus U., NL
Willem Wakker, ACE, NL (tbc)
Robert van Wessel, ABN AMRO, NL
Tim Weitzel, U. of Bamberg, DE (tbc)
Please send all inquiries to the editor at [log in to unmask];
Kai Jakobs, RWTH Aachen University, Informatik 4, Ahornstr. 55, D-52074 Aachen, Germany.
RWTH Aachen University
Computer Science Department
Informatik 4 (Communication and Distributed Systems)
Ahornstr. 55, D-52074 Aachen, Germany
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EURAS - The European Academy for Standardization.
The International Journal of IT Standards and Standardization Research.
The 'Advances in Information Technology Standards and Standardization Research' book series.