Title

Applying Electromagnetic Field Theory to Study the Synergistic Relationships between Technology Standardization and Technology Development

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2013

Publication Source

Systems Research and Behavioral Science

Volume

30

Issue

3

Inclusive pages

272-286

DOI

10.1002/sres.2183

Publisher

Wiley

Abstract

Science and technology are the primary drivers of the nations’ economies. Advanced technologies play an irreplaceable role in modern societies, industrial enterprises and public services. Advanced science and technologies make it possible to integrate number of simple systems into a large-scale complex system, where the behaviours of system components must be highly coordinated and collaborated to achieve optimized system performance of integrated systems. The perquisites of system coordination and collaboration are interoperability and standardization of system components. To meet these requirements, it is of great significance to clarify the interaction mechanism between technology standardization and technology development. In this paper, the characteristics of technology standardization and technology development at different stages are analysed; the synergistic relations between these two factors are elaborated with the consideration of external driving forces. Moreover, the electromagnetic field theory is applied to analogize the interactions and develop a new model for the representation of the dynamic mechanisms of technology standardization and technology development. The reasonableness of the analog of the interactions by the electromagnetic field has been illustrated through theoretical analysis and case studies. Finally, the directions of the study on technology standardization and technology development are discussed.

Disciplines

Engineering

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