JACIII Vol.19 No.5 pp. 601-610
doi: 10.20965/jaciii.2015.p0601


Risk Evaluation of Strategic Emerging Industries’ Technical Standards Alliances: The Ecosystem Perspective

Jing Hu and Yueyi Zhang

College of Economics and Management, China Jiliang University
No.258 Xueyuan Street, Xiasha Higher Education District, Hangzhou 310018, China

September 4, 2014
March 28, 2015
Online released:
September 20, 2015
September 20, 2015
technical standards alliances, strategic emerging industries, risk evaluation, ecosystem

This paper conducts a risk assessment of strategic emerging industries’ technical standards alliances. First, we study the ecological properties and operational cycles of technical standards alliances based on the ecological system. Following the rule by which identification precedes assessment, we apply factor analysis to identify the key risk factors in the ecological system of such alliances. We then construct a fuzzy synthetic assessment model and conduct an empirical analysis on the energy saving and environmental protection industries in China. Taking the unique research perspective of the ecological system and using interdisciplinary research methods, this study establishes itself as a theoretical model to be used as a guideline in practice. The result is expected to provide a useful reference for furthering technological innovation in China’s strategic emerging industries.

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