International Journal of Mathematical, Engineering and Management Sciences

ISSN: 2455-7749

Standards Development and Innovative Products. When should Standards be Prepared?

Standards Development and Innovative Products. When should Standards be Prepared?

Joseph Aronov
Department of Trade and Trade Regulation, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University), Moscow, Russia.

Andres Carrion
Centre for Quality and Change Management, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain.

Ljubisa Papic
DQM Research Center, Prijevor, Serbia.

Nataliia Galkina
International Trade and Integration (ITI) Research Center, Moscow, Russia.

Deepti Aggrawal
School of Management and Entrepreneurship, Delhi Technological University, India.

Adarsh Anand
Department of Operational Research, University of Delhi, Delhi, India.

DOI https://dx.doi.org/10.33889/IJMEMS.2019.4.5-086

Received on February 18, 2019
Accepted on May 21, 2019


Usually, innovative products came to market with no standardization in their characteristics, resulting in frequent incompatibilities among similar products from different manufacturers. Thus, it is important to have standards available to industry as soon as possible. However, if standards are developed too early, maybe products finally do not succeed in the market and standardization efforts are lost, or maybe the technology continues evolving before it achieves some stability. If standards are developed too late, then probably their impact and usefulness for industry is much more limited. Basing in the adoption curve for innovative products, we formulated a proposal about the right moment to develop new standards for such products. To facilitate comparisons, we have defined an adequate common metric scale. This proposal has been verified by the analysis of some cases of innovative products, in which we have reviewed the adoption process and the starting of the standardization activity.

Keywords- Standardization, Diffusion of innovations, Adoption process.


Aronov, J., Carrion, A., Papic, L., Galkina, N., Aggrawal, D., & Anand, A. (2019). Standards Development and Innovative Products. When should Standards be Prepared?. International Journal of Mathematical, Engineering and Management Sciences, 4(5), 1081-1093. https://dx.doi.org/10.33889/IJMEMS.2019.4.5-086.

Conflict of Interest

The authors confirm that there is no conflict of interest to declare for this publication.


The authors would like to express their thanks to the reviewers for their valuable suggestions towards the improvement of the paper.


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