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Organizational design and the changing role of standardization: a study of the Symbian alliance
Tee, R and Iversen, EJ (2009) Organizational design and the changing role of standardization: a study of the Symbian alliance. In: EGOS Colloquium Passion for Creativity and Innovation - Energizing the study of organizations and organizing, July 2009, Barcelona, Spain.
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We connect the organization design literature to research on standardization to analyze a current empirical case, the development of the Symbian alliance. We focus on formal co-operation between competitive firms to develop technology and how these formal collaborations relate to the changing role of standards to coordinate technological development. Over time, Symbian has navigated between de facto and formal modes of standardization, ending with an open-source foundation mandated to offer a 'public good'. We show the extent to which interfirmorganization of network alliances can change in line with changes in technological and competitive conditions. Further, our study demonstrates how organizational design might change, with the underlying standard remaining stable.
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