The battle between standards: TCP/IP vs OSI victory through path dependency or by quality?

Ivo Maathuis, Willem A. Smit

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Abstract

Between the end of the 1970s and 1994 a fierce competition existed between two possible standards, TCP/IP and OSI, to solve the problem of interoperability of computer networks. Around 1994 it became evident that TCP/IP and not OSI had become the dominant standard. We specifically deal with the question whether the current dominance of the TCP/IP standard is the result of third degree path dependency or of choices based on assessments of it being technical-economically superior to the OSI standard and protocols.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd IEEE Conference on Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology
Subtitle of host publication22-24 October 2003, Delft, The Netherlands
EditorsTineke M. Egyedi, Ken Krechmer, Kai Jakobs
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE
Pages161-176
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)0-7803-8172-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Event3rd IEEE Conference on Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology, SIIT 2003 - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 22 Oct 200324 Oct 2003
Conference number: 3

Conference

Conference3rd IEEE Conference on Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology, SIIT 2003
Abbreviated titleSIIT
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityDelft
Period22/10/0324/10/03

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