Book Review - Handbook of Innovation and Standards

Mohamed Buheji


We are living in era that have a high potential for being ready towards effective transformation towards Innovation Economy. The Handbook of Hawkins and his team (2017) explores the potential relations between standards and innovation and try to understand where both coincides to create more sustained economy. Both the editors and the authors in different chapters try to see first how standards function and then try to see how innovation might benefit from this comparatively. Then some of the chapters try to see whether standards have some evolutionary economics built in them, similar to the environmental standard ISO 14000. The handbook is considered to be one of the early attempts to build a holistic view of this relation through a strong literature review. 

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