Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Paul Moritz Wiegmann
    Pages 1-19 Open Access
  3. Paul Moritz Wiegmann
    Pages 21-32 Open Access
  4. Paul Moritz Wiegmann
    Pages 33-49 Open Access
  5. Paul Moritz Wiegmann
    Pages 51-76 Open Access
  6. Paul Moritz Wiegmann
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  7. Paul Moritz Wiegmann
    Pages 115-138 Open Access
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 169-171

About this book


This book provides an in-depth study of the management of standards and regulation in sustainable and radical innovation development.  It considers the case of micro Combined Heat and Power (mCHP) technology. The developers of this radical innovation in the European heating sector encountered major conflicts when attempting to create or adapt standards when bringing the technology to market. Utilising rich research data and interviews with key actors, the author uses this case to derive a grounded theory on the management of standards and regulation during an innovation process. The results also have important implications for innovators, which are reflected in clear advice for practice.


open access regulation managing standards innovation management sustainability technology management standardisation co-evolution

Authors and affiliations

  • Paul Moritz Wiegmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Rotterdam School of ManagementErasmus University RotterdamRotterdamThe Netherlands

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