Results of Survey on Standardization Activities for 2018 (State of Implementation, Advanced Technologies, and Organizational Design)

Author Name TAMURA Suguru (Senior Fellow, RIETI)
Creation Date/NO. September 2020 20-P-023
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This study discusses the results of a survey conducted in 2018 targeting standardization activities in organizations. The questions covered: (1) the state of the implementation of standardization, (2) interest in the standardization of advanced technologies, (3) knowledge sources for standardization activities, (4) types of standardization activities, (5) organizational designs of standardization activities, and (6) the control system for standardization activities. The participants of the survey were Japanese organizations including firms and research institutions. Advanced technology topics included (1) AI-related technology and (2) quantum computing technology. The standardization needs for specific technology areas including (1) method of performance evaluation, (2) data style, and (3) ethical aspects, among others, were surveyed.