Exploring the co-evolution between Technical Innovation and Technology Standardization in Mobile Communication Industry

From XIII Triple Helix Conference 2015

Exploring the co-evolution between Technical Innovation and Technology Standardization in Mobile Communication Industry

YE Weiwei, TIAN Hua

Keywords: Co-evolution mechanism; Collaborative innovation mechanism; Technical Innovation; Technology standardization; Mobile communication

 

Technology standard and technical innovation are the core factors affecting advances of mobile communication competition individually and collectively. By respectively reviewing the past 40 years of evolutions of technology standard and technical innovation, this paper explores the co-evolutions mechanism between technology standard and technical innovation. Based on the analysis, this paper firstly discovers that technology standardization tends to concentrate, while the modes of technical innovation switched from standalone closed innovation to systemic synergetic innovation. Secondly, explores both the co-evolution mechanism and effects between technology standardization and technical innovation. Thirdly, further argues that it is the synergetic innovation that plays a very important role to balance the value creation of technical innovation and value sharing of technology standardization. The conclusions of this paper have important practical implications for nurturing synergetic mechanism of technical innovation ecosystem of mobile communication industry.

 

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