Towards A Systematization of Standardization – Classification of Research Activities on Standardization in Business Economics and Engineering Business
|Titel||Towards A Systematization of Standardization – Classification of Research Activities on Standardization in Business Economics and Engineering Business|
|Jahr d. Veröffentlichung||2012|
|Autoren||Gepp, M., Horn, S. & Amberg, M.|
|Journal||International Journal of Business and Management Studies|
The term standardization has been present in academic discussion and industrial practice for many years. In general standardization aims for conformity and offers a set of principles for managing complexity and variety. Driven by the growing complexity of modern technology standardization has become increasingly important, too.
But the definition about the scope and the content of standardization still differs both in literature and practice. Based on a literature review the authors identified seven distinct fields of research on standardization in business economics and engineering. These fields will help to structure research topics and promote a better understanding of standardization in discussion.