Korea's strategies for ICT standards internationalisation: A comparison with China's

Heejin Lee, Joon Chris Huh

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Korea and China are amon. The rising challengers i. The international ICT (Information Communication and Technology) standards regime. They are attempting to internationaliz. Their home-grown technologies. As latecomer. They share similarities and displaydifferences. This paper examines two Korean cases (WIPI and WiBro), and compares with Chinese cases. Thereby it helps to conceptualize and evaluate latecomers' strategies for international standardization. Comparison o. The two countries' strategies for international standardization is useful and timely particularly considering forthcoming FTA negotiations betwee. The two countries whereTBT (technical barriers to trade) including standards becomes a critical part o. The agreement. The cases o. The two countries share some commonalities in terms of origination (local R amp; D), government leadership and motivation (reduction of royalties). Themain difference is that while Korea is oriented toward. The outside, China is toward. The inside, at least by now. Due to its hugedomestic markets and global influence, China's standards form a real threat t. The incumbent standards from traditional players like US and EU.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of IT Standards and Standardization Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jul

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea Grant funded by the Korean Government (NRF-2011-330-H00002).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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