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Title:The Economics of Industry -Specific E -Business Standards and Standard Consortia
Author(s):Zhao, Kexin
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Shaw, Michael J.; Mu Xia
Department / Program:Business Administration
Discipline:Business Administration
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Information Science
Abstract:Industry-specific, or vertical, e-business standards are an important infrastructure facilitating information sharing among organizations within a specific industry sector. In many industries, voluntary vertical standard consortia have been organized to develop and promote the standards. This dissertation identifies unique economic features of vertical e-business standards, which help to explain the popularity of consortium-based standardization mechanism. A game theoretical model is developed to examine the endogenous formation of standard consortia, and the independence of the development stage and adoption stage of consortium-based e-business standardization. Finally, I propose a model to investigate firms' incentives to participation in standard consortia and collaboratively develop e-business standards. The model is empirically validated on a dataset of 237 firms from seven VSCs in service industries.
Issue Date:2007
Description:85 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3290453
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2007

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