Learning in communities of standardisation professionals

Henk J. de Vries, J. Trietsch, Paul Moritz Wiegmann

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A natural step in the development of disciplines is that practitioners establish communities to share knowledge and experience, and further develop the field. This chapter presents literature on such Communities of Practice and Networks of Practice, and applies the findings to the field of standardisation. Some of the existing organisations are described. It can be concluded that these unite a limited number of standardisation professionals, often full timers, but most people involved in standardization work are part timers and not organised yet. Establishment of professional communities per standardisation task may help to improve the situation but broader communities of standardization professionals and academic researchers in this field are needed as well.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Development
Subtitle of host publicationKnowledge and Education About Standardisation
EditorsSamuel Idowu, Henk de Vries, Ivana Mijatovic, Donggeun Choi
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-28715-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-28714-6
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameCSR, Sustainability, Ethics and Governance
ISSN (Print)2196-7075
ISSN (Electronic)2196-7083


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