A2 Review article, Literature review, Systematic review
The Link Between Standardization and Economic Growth (2021)

Heikkilä, J., Ali-Vehmas, T., & Rissanen, J. (2021). The Link Between Standardization and Economic Growth. International Journal of Standardization Research, 19(1), Article 1. https://doi.org/10.4018/ijsr.287101

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Heikkilä, Jussi; Ali-Vehmas, Timo; Rissanen, Julius

Journal or series: International Journal of Standardization Research

ISSN: 2470-8542

eISSN: 2470-8550

Publication year: 2021

Volume: 19

Issue number: 1

Article number: 1

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4018/ijsr.287101

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/77704


We analyze the link between standardization and economic growth by systematically reviewing leading economics journals, leading economic growth researchers’ articles, and economic growth-related books. We make the following observations: 1) No article has analyzed the link between standardization and economic growth in top5 economics journals between 1996 and 2018. 2) A representative sample of the leading researchers of economic growth has allocated little attention to the link between standardization and economic growth. 3) Typically, economic growth textbooks do not contain “standards” or “standardization” in their word indexes. These findings suggest that the economic growth theory has neglected the role of standardization.

Keywords: standards; standardisation; economic effects; economic growth; systematic reviews; bibliometrics

Free keywords: allocation of attention; bibliometric analysis; economic growth; standardization

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2021

JUFO rating: 1

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