2021 Standardization Strategy II

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Graduate major in Technology and Innovation Management
Tanabe Koji  Izumi Akira 
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Course description and aims

The standardization strategy is a strategy to create new global rules or systems which are necessary for innovations.
This course gives an overview of the relation between global business and standardization. The standardization and conformity assessment are important activities for global business. This course provides students for basic concepts of conformity assessment, standardization as rule making in the international community, standardization and infrastructure development, standardization as a tool for social innovation, and negotiation technique for standardization.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Understand important tools of standardization and conformity assessment for global business.
2) Use strategically standardization and conformity assessment for rule making in the international community, infrastructure development and social innovation.

Course taught by instructors with work experience

Applicable How instructors' work experience benefits the course
All lectures are conducted by adjunct professors and guest lecturers who have abundant practical experience in the field of standardization.


International standardization, Conformity assessment, Global business, Rule making, Social innovation, Negotiation technique

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Course documents will be delivered 3 days before the class. Every lesson contains not only a lecture but also a 15- to 30- minute Q&A and discussion.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Significance of conformity assessment Understand basic concepts of conformity assessment. Explain the Significance of conformity assessment.
Class 2 Risk management authentication Understand authentication as rules for risk assessment.
Class 3 Global economy and conformity assessment Understand conformity assessment as international rules .
Class 4 International standardization in the railway business Understand the importance of standardization for railway business.
Class 5 Railway business and conformity assessment Understand the importance of conformity assessment for infrastructure business.
Class 6 International standardization of IoT understand movements of International standardization of IoT.
Class 7 Negotiation and fighting techniques for standardization, Standardization as a tool for social innovation Acquire Negotiation and fighting techniques for international negotiation. Understand the importance of standardization as a tool for social innovation.

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to prepare for class and to review class content afterwards (including lecture report) for each class.
They should do so by referring to course materials.


No textbook

Reference books, course materials, etc.

All materials used in class can be found on OCW-i.

Assessment criteria and methods

Activities in class: 70% Report: 30%

Related courses

  • TIM.B533 : Standardization Strategy Ⅰ
  • TIM.B518 : Management of Intellectual Property and Standardization II

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

None required. Before taking this course, completing the course TIM.B533 (Standardization Strategy Ⅰ) is desirable.


Innovation usually requires standardization to build new rules and systems globally.
Join our class to get practical methods for business strategy!

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