Most literature on standards selection focuses on compatibility standards for single products or large but single systems that are developing, such as the internet or a telecommunications network. In this paper we focus on systems that connect multiple already existing subsystems and new subsystems to form a new complex system. We show that in complex systems characteristics of the networks of actors that are supporting the different competing standards play an important role in the becoming dominant of the standards.

Complex systems, Converging technologies, Information technology, Innovation, Large scale systems, Single products, Standardization, Standards, Sub systems,
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Erasmus Research Institute of Management

van de Kaa, G, & van den Ende, J.C.M. (2007). Standard adoption in converging technologies: The interplay between network and system. In ERIM Article Series (EAS). doi:10.1109/SIIT.2007.4629315