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Other academic papers

The articles listed on this page are academic papers that address issues pertaining to the IEC or electrotechnical standardization in general.

Academic papers


Reducing Trade Transaction Costs: Harmonization of Standards and Conformity Assessments in APEC

APEC Policy Support Unit
October 2011

Graeme Drake, GED Advisory, Australia


Standards and conformity assessment requirements can influence trade and trade transaction costs. This report provides information and findings related to the impact of the alignement of APEC member economic technical regulations and domestic standards with international standards in electrical and electronic products as well as conformity certificates established under the IECEE CB Scheme.

Engineering Uncontestedness? The Origins and Institutional Development of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)

Tim Büthe, Duke University
Business and Politics, Volume 12, Issue 3, 2010

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The new Global Rulers: The Privatization of Regulation in the World Economy

Tim Büthe & Walter Mattli
Princeton University Press

The book offers a comparative analysis of inter-/transnational standard-setting for global product and financial markets. It includes a thorough analysis of multi-country, multi-industry business surveys about ISO and IEC standard-setting along with analyses of the standards of (and the standard-setting in) the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB, which develops the International Financial Reporting Standards, IFRS).