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CfC: Book on Corporate Standardisation Management

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Dear All,

This Call for Chapters will hopefully be of interest to some of you.

‘Managing Corporate Standardization and Meeting Growing Economic Demands’.

The CfC is enclosed below. The deadlines are:

15 July 2018: Proposal Submission Deadline
22 July 2018: Notification of Proposal Acceptance/Rejection
31 August 2018: Full Chapter Submission
30 September 2018: Final Review Results Returned
31 October 2018: Final Chapter Submission.

And in case of any questions - just do ask.


Call for Book Chapters

'Managing Corporate Standardization and Meeting Growing Economic Demands'

Editor: Kai Jakobs, RWTH Aachen University



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

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.

Target Audience


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.

Sample Topics


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;

managing multi-disciplinary standardisation;

links between R&D and standardisation;

standardisation and organisational learning aspects;

intra- and inter-organisational flows of information about

marketing and standardisation;

the individual in standards setting – selection, training, motivation;

new ways of co-operation between standards bodies;

potential new standardisation landscapes;

responsible standardisation.

Submission Procedure


If you are interested in contributing to this book, please submit a
chapter proposal of 1,000 – 2,000 words by 15 July 2018. Notification of
acceptance/rejection will be mailed by 22 July 2018. Authors of accepted
proposals will be asked to submit a full draft manuscript by 31 August
2018. These manuscripts should have roughly 7,000 – 10,000 words. All
full chapter submissions will go through a double-blind peer-review
process. Notification of acceptance/ rejection will be e-mailed by 30
September 2018. Deadline for final chapters will be 15 November 2018,
with a target publication date of Autumn 2019.

All submissions need to be made through IGI-Global's submission system at

(you may need to register first)

Authors of full proposals may be asked to provide supplementary reviews.



This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global, publisher of the
'Information Science Reference', 'Medical Information Science
Reference', 'Business Science Reference', and 'Engineering Science
Reference' imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher,
please visit

This publication is anticipated to be released in the second half of 2019.

Important Dates


15 July 2018: Proposal Submission Deadline

22 July 2018: Notification of Proposal Acceptance/Rejection

31 August 2018: Full Chapter Submission

30 September 2018: Final Review Results Returned

31 October 2018: Final Chapter Submission

Editorial Review Board


Kai Jakobs, RWTH Aachen U., DE

Knut Blind, FhG FOKUS, DE & Fraunhofer FOKUS

Carl Cargill, Consutant, US

Tineke Egyedi, DIRoS, NL

Vladislav Fomin, Vytautas Magnus U., LT

Stephan Gauch, HU 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, Consultant, US

Jan Smits, TU Eindhoven, NL

Henk de Vries, Erasmus U., NL

Willem Wakker, ACE, NL

Robert van Wessel, ApexIS, NL

Please send all inquiries to the editor at;

Kai Jakobs

RWTH Aachen University

Informatik 4

Ahornstr. 55

D-52074 Aachen



Kai Jakobs

RWTH Aachen University
Computer Science Department
Informatik 4 (Communication and Distributed Systems)
Ahornstr. 55, D-52074 Aachen, Germany
Tel.: +49-241-80-21405
Fax: +49-241-80-22222

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