R & D coordination in standard setting organizations: The role of consortia

Justus Baron*, Yann Ménière, Tim Pohlmann

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    Abstract

    We analyze R&D competition and cooperation between firms involved in the development of a technology standard. Our model captures two types of incentives these firms are subject to: free-riding due to the public good nature of the standard and patent races in order to derive royalties from essential patents. As a consequence, R&D may be excessive or insufficient as compared to the collective optimum. Our goal is to test if consortia can address any type of inefficiency, by either reducing or increasing collective R&D investment. We address this question empirically on a large dataset of ICT standards, by assessing the effect of consortia on the number of standard-related patents filed by companies. After sorting standards entailing over or underinvestment, our results confirm that in the first case consortia have a chilling effect on patent filings, while it has an inflating effect in the second case.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publication2011 7th International Conference on Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology, SIIT 2011
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2011
    Event2011 7th International Conference on Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology, SIIT 2011 - Berlin, Germany
    Duration: Sep 28 2011Sep 30 2011

    Publication series

    Name2011 7th International Conference on Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology, SIIT 2011

    Other

    Other2011 7th International Conference on Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology, SIIT 2011
    CountryGermany
    CityBerlin
    Period9/28/119/30/11

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Management of Technology and Innovation
    • Information Systems and Management

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    Baron, J., Ménière, Y., & Pohlmann, T. (2011). R & D coordination in standard setting organizations: The role of consortia. In 2011 7th International Conference on Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology, SIIT 2011 [6083599] (2011 7th International Conference on Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology, SIIT 2011). https://doi.org/10.1109/SIIT.2011.6083599