Users of Standards

  • Beginner 1, Course 6

Standards directly influence more than 80% of world trade. However, the general public is often unaware of the existence and impact of standards. Generally, there are two types of standard users – direct and indirect. Direct users are standards implementers or organisations and persons that use or apply standards in various activities (e.g. research, design, production, service provision, conformity assessment, etc.). Standards can be used by companies and a wide range of different kinds of organisations, but also by the state administration.

After completing this module, you should be able to:

  1. Understand the significance of direct and indirect standards users;
  2. Understand the need to represent the voice of standards users in the development of voluntary standards;
  3. Understand how standards users influence the development of new standards; and
  4. Understand the concepts of the installed base, lock-in, dominant design, and the bandwagon effect.




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University of Belgrade in Serbia
Ivana Mijatovic