German Standardization Panel (DNP) - report on indicators 2013
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The contribution which innovations provide for the competitiveness of businesses, economic growth and the solving of societal challenges is undisputed. Even though the importance of standards and their implementation as an inherent part of a comprehensive conception of innovation is evident, it has so far merely been proven on the basis of salient single case studies. A systematic analysis requires a detailed, reliable database. In particular, data which is collected regularly through surveys, so called panel data, is crucial for the exploration of the complex effects of standardization processes as well as the application of formal and informal standards to business success. In order to achieve these goals, the German Standardization Panel (DNP), was constituted in autumn 2012 by the German Society for the Promotion of Research on Standardization (FNS) and its members.
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