SHAPING STANDARDS - People and Voting Rights and the Case of IEEE 802.111

Kai Jakobs

Abstract

Based on the approach of the ‘social shaping of technology’, this paper will provide a brief discussion of a) the impact that the individuals who populate a standards body’s working group, and b) this body’s voting rules have on its final standards. It will primarily draw upon a qualitative empirical study. In particular, this paper will use the IEEE 802.11 group as a real-world sample group to further highlight the issues discussed more theoretically above.

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Jakobs K. (2010). SHAPING STANDARDS - People and Voting Rights and the Case of IEEE 802.111 . In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technology - Volume 1: WEBIST, ISBN 978-989-674-025-2, pages 5-12. DOI: 10.5220/0002769500050012


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@conference{webist10,
author={Kai Jakobs},
title={SHAPING STANDARDS - People and Voting Rights and the Case of IEEE 802.111},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technology - Volume 1: WEBIST,},
year={2010},
pages={5-12},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002769500050012},
isbn={978-989-674-025-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technology - Volume 1: WEBIST,
TI - SHAPING STANDARDS - People and Voting Rights and the Case of IEEE 802.111
SN - 978-989-674-025-2
AU - Jakobs K.
PY - 2010
SP - 5
EP - 12
DO - 10.5220/0002769500050012