K. (Knut) Blind

Endowed Professor
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Member ERIM
Field: Logistics & Information Systems
Affiliated since 2008

Knut Blind holds the Chair for Standardisation at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM), endowed by the Netherlands Standardisation Institute (NEN).

Professor Blind's research focuses on the issues surrounding standardisation and intellectual property rights as well as other aspects of innovation. His articles regularly appear in the leading refereed journals in the field including, among others, Research Policy.

He is currently leading the new research group Public Innovation at the Fraunhofer Institute of Open Communication Systems in Berlin, which examines innovation promotion and generation by the public sector and its related institutions.

Before joining ERIM, Professor Blind spent 14 years as a senior researcher and head of the Competence Centre Regulation and Innovation at the prestigious Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research in Karlsruhe, Germany.

He held faculty positions at the Institute for Public Finance at Freiburg University in Germany, and at Kassel University in Germany. In 2006 he was appointed a professor of innovation economics at the Faculty of Economics and Management at the Berlin University of Technology in 2006.

Professor Blind studied economics, political science and psychology at Freiburg University where he was awarded his doctoral degree, and for which he was awarded the university's prestigious F. A. v. Hayek Prize by the faculty of economics.

  • Gauch, S. & Blind, K. (2014). Technological Convergence and the Absorptive Capacity of Standardisation. In Technological Forecasting and Social Change.
  • Blind, K., Mangelsdorf, A. & Wilson, J.S. (2013). Mutual Recognition of Accreditation: Does it Matter to Trade? Evidence from the Food, Beverage, and Tobacco Industry. In Nontariff Measures with Market Imperfections: Trade and Welfare Implications. Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
  • Manders, B., Vries, H.J. de & Blind, K. (2013). The relationship between ISO 9001 and financial performance: A meta-analysis. In The 73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Orlando, USA..
  • Blind, K. & Mangelsdorf, A. (2013). Alliance Formation of SMEs: Empirical Evidence from Standardization Committees. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 60(1), 148-156.
  • Kaa, G. van de, Blind, K. & Vries, H.J. de (2013). The Challenge of Establishing a Recogned Interisciplinary Journal: A Citation Analysis of the International Journal of IT Standards and Standardization Research. International Journal of IT Standards and Standardization Research, 11(2), 1-16.[go to publisher's site]
  • Manders, B., Vries, H.J. de & Blind, K. (2012). ISO 9000 and product innovation: A literature review and research framework. In M. Orviska & K. Jakobs (Eds.), EURAS Proceedings 2012 – Standards and Innovation (pp. 241-260). Aachen: Wissenschaftsverlag Mainz.
  • Edler, J., Georghiou, L., Blind, K. & Uyarra, E. (2012). Evaluating the demand side: New challenges for evaluation. Research Evaluation, 21(1), 33-47.[go to publisher's site]
  • Berger, F, Blind, K. & Cuntz, A. (2012). Risk Factors and Mechanisms of Technology and Insignia Copying - A First Empirical Approach. Research Policy, 41(2), 376-390.[go to publisher's site]
  • Blind, K. (2012). The Influence of Regulations on Innovation: A Quantitative Assessment for OECD Countries. Research Policy, 41(2), 391-400.[go to publisher's site]
  • Berger, F, Blind, K. & Thumm, N. (2012). Filing behaviour regarding essential patents in industry standards. Research Policy, 41(1), 216-225.[go to publisher's site]
  • Bekkers, R., Iversen, E. & Blind, K. (2012). Emerging ways to address the reemerging conflict between patenting and technological standardization. Industrial and Corporate Change, 21(4), 901-931.[go to publisher's site]
  • Blind, K. & Georghiou, L. (2011). Putting Innovation at the Centre of Europe - Suggestions for a European Innovation Strategy. Intereconomics, 45, 264-269.
  • Goluchowicz, K. & Blind, K. (2011). Identification of future fields of standardisation: An explorative application of the Delphi methodology. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 78(9), 1526-1541.[go to publisher's site]
  • Blind, K., Vries, H.J. de & Mangelsdorf, A. (2011). Openness for Innovation and Involvement in Standardization: Evidence from the Community Innovation Survey. In V.V. Fomin & K. Jakobs (Eds.), EURAS Proceedings 2011 - Standards for Development (pp. 19-36). Aachen: Wissenschaftsverlag Mainz.
  • Jakobs, K. & Blind, K. (2011). The European ICT Standardisation Policy - Recent Developments, Current Situation, and a Brief Outlook. In V.V. Fomin & K. Jakobs (Eds.), EURAS Proceedings 2011 - Standards for Development (pp. 175-188). Aachen: Wissenschaftsverlag Mainz.
  • Zähringer, D., Niederberger, J., Blind, K. & Schletz, A. (2011). Revenue creation: business models for product-related services in international markets ' the case of Zwick GmbH & Co. KG. The Service Industries Journal, 31(4), 629-641.
  • Blind, K. (2011). An economic analysis of standards competition: The example of the ISO ODF and OOXML standards. Telecommunications Policy, 35(4), 373-381.[go to publisher's site]
  • Blind, K., Vries, H.J. de & Wakke, P. (2011). Driving factors of Dutch service companies to participate in formal standardization: cross-sectional and sector-spevific evidence. In EURAS Proceedings 2011 - Standards for Development (pp. 1-17).
  • Blind, K., Evangelista, R. & Howells, J. (2010). A Conceptual Model of Knowledge Regimes, Appropriability and Intellectual Property Protection in Services. In F. Gallouj & F. Djellal (Eds.), The Handbook of Innovation and Services: A Multi-disciplinary Perspective (pp. 342-363). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
  • Blind, K. (2010). The Role of Standards for Trade in Services: Hypotheses and First Insights. In F. Gallouj & F. Djellal (Eds.), The Handbook of Innovation and Services: A Multi-disciplinary Perspective (pp. 527-544). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
  • Blind, K. (2010). The Use of the Regulatory Framework to Innovation Policy. In R Smits, P Shapira & S Kuhlmann (Eds.), The Theory and Practice of Innovation Policy – An International Research Handbook – (pp. 217-246). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
  • Blind, K., Gauch, S. & Hawkins, RE (2010). How stakeholders view the impacts of international ICT standards. Telecommunications Policy, 34(3), 162-174.[go to publisher's site]
  • Blind, K. & Jakobs, K. (2009). The ICT standardisation policy of the EU: Changes ahead? In Proceedings of 2009 Euro American Conference on Telematics and Information Systems: New Opportunities to Increase Digital Citizenship. (pp. 12-15). Prague: ACM.
  • Blind, K. (2009). A Qualitative Impact Assessment of Possible EU Policies Towards ICT Standardisation Consortia. In Proceedings 14th EURAS Annual Standardisation Conference "Standardisation and Corporate Intelligence" (pp. 15-26). Aachen: Beauvais-Schwartz, Nicole; Bousquet, Francoise; Jakobs, Kai (ed.).
  • Blind, K., Cremers, K. & Mueller, E. (2009). The influence of strategic patenting on companies`patent portfolios. Research Policy, 38(2), 428-436.[go to publisher's site]
  • Blind, K. & Gauch, S. (2009). Research and standardisation in nanotechnology: evidence from Germany. The Journal of Technology Transfer, 34(3), 320-342.
  • Blind, K. (2009). The Interface between Research and Standardisation: Fricitions and Possibilities. In N. Beauvai-Schwartz, F. Bousquet & K. Jakobs (Eds.), Proccedings 14th EURAS Annual "Standardisation and Corporate Intelligence" (pp. 1-14).
  • Blind, K. (2008). Regulatory foresight: methodologies and selected applications. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 75(4), 496-516.
  • Blind, K. & Jungmittag, A. (2008). The impact of patents and standards on macroeconomic growth: a panel approach covering four countries and twelve sectors. Journal of Productivity Analysis, 29(1), 51-60.
  • Blind, K. & Gauch, S. (2008). Trends in ICT standards: the relationship between European standardisation bodies and standards consortia. Telecommunications Policy, 32(7), 503-513.[go to publisher's site]
  • Blind, K. (2007). Intellectual property in software development: trends, strategies and problems. Review of Economic Research on Copyright Issues, 4(1), 15-25.
  • Blind, K. (2007). Factors influencing the lifetime of telecommunication and information technology standards: results of an explorative analysis of the Perinorm database. International Journal of IT Standards and Standardization Research, 5(1), 1-24.
  • Blind, K., Edler, J., Frietsch, R. & Schmoch, U. (2006). Motives to patent: empirical evidence from Germany. Research Policy, 35(5), 655-672.
  • Blind, K. (2006). Interoperability of software. Homo Oeconomicus, 23(3), 295-306.
  • Blind, K. & Jungmittag, A. (2005). Trade and the impact of innovations and standards: the case of Germany and the UK. Applied Economics, 37(12), 1385-1398.
  • Blind, K. & Thumm, N. (2004). Interrelation between patenting and standardization strategies. Empirical evidence and policy implications. Research Policy, 33(10), 1583-1598.
  • Blind, K. & Jungmittag, A. (2004). Foreign direct investment, imports and innovations in the service industry. Review of Industrial Organization, 25(2), 205-227.
  • Blind, K. & Edler, J. (2003). Idiosyncrasies of the software development process and their relation to software patents: theoretical considerations and empirical evidenc. Netnomics, 5(1), 71-96.
  • Blind, K. (2002). Driving forces for standardization at standardization development organization. Applied Economics, 34(16), 1985-1998.
  • Blind, K. (Ed.). (2008). Opening to the world: International cooperation in Science and Technology: Report of ERA Expert Group. Brussels: European Communities.
  • Blind, K., Edler, J. & Friedewald, M. (2005). Software patents. Economic impacts and policy implications. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
  • Blind, K. (2004). The economics of standards. Theory, evidence, policy. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
  • Blind, K., Edler, J., Nack, R. & Straus, J. (2003). Software patente, einde empirische Analyse aus ökonomischer und juristischer Perspektive. Heidelberg: Physica-Verlag.
  • Blind, K. (2010). The Theory and Practice of Innovation Policy. In The Use of the Regulatory Framework for Innovation Policy (pp. 217-246). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
  • Blind, K. & Gauch, St. (2009). The Demand for E-Government Standards. In Kai Jakobs (Ed.), Information Comumunication Technology Standardization for E-Business Sectors: Integrating Supply and Demand Factors (pp. 9-23). London: IGL Global.
  • Blind, K. (2009). A Taxonomy of Service Standards and a Modification for E-Business. In Kai Jakobs (Ed.), Information Communication Technology Standardization for E-Business Sectors: Integration Suppy and Demand Factors (pp. 24-51). London: IGI Global.
  • Blind, K. (2009). Standardization: a catalyst for innovation. Rotterdam: Erasmus Research Institute of Management - ERIM.
  • Vries, H.J. de, Blind, K., Mangelsdorf, A., Verheul, H.H.M. & Zwan, J. van der (2013). Nouvelles opportunités - Améliorer l’accès des PME aux normes. ISO Focus, 4(2), 10-13.
  • Vries, H.J. de, Blind, K., Mangelsdorf, A., Verheul, H.H.M. & Zwan, J. van der (2013). Standards in the SME Sector. Fulcrum - Official Bulletin of Standards Association of Zimbabwe, 6(8), 4-5.
  • Vries, H.J. de, Blind, K., Mangelsdorf, A., Verheul, H.H.M. & Zwan, J. van der (2013). New opportunities - Improving SME access to standards. ISO Focus, 4(2), 10-13.
  • Blind, K. & Pohlmann, T. (2013). Trends In The Interplay Of IPR And Standards, FRAND Commitments And SEP Litigation. In les Novelles.
  • Vries, H.J. de, Blind, K., Mangelsdorf, A., Verheul, H.H.M. & Zwan, J. van der (2013). Cómo mejorar el acceso de las pymes a las normas. Revista de la normalización y la certificación, 2013(281), 43-47.
  • Vries, H.J. de & Blind, K. (2009). Les systèmes de management ne s’arrêtent pas aux normes de systèmes de management. ISO Management Systems (French Ed.), 9(6), 7-11.
  • Vries, H.J. de & Blind, K. (2009). Management systems need more than just management system standards. ISO Management Systems (English Ed.), 9(6), 7-11.
Paul Wiegmann

Impact of standardization on innovation

Basak Manders

ISO 9000, Product Innovation and Business Performance

Advancing Research on Innovation Management. An Open PhD Position.

Innovation Management studies how organizations bring innovations to life successfully. A successful innovation involves all actions needed to generate creative ideas and to turn these into attractive new products, services, and business models. Research in our group focuses on idea management, leadership in innovation, control of innovation projects, standardization and innovation strategies. In addition, we execute large research projects in collaboration with leading organizations on sustainable innovation and on the creative industries. Our research is often empirical, but quantitative modelling and qualitative methods are also applied.

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Office: T10-59
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

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Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
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Work in progress

Gauch, S. & Blind, K. (2014). Technological Convergence and the Absorptive Capacity of Standardisation. In Technological Forecasting and Social Change.

Latest publication

Gauch, S. & Blind, K. (2014). Technological Convergence and the Absorptive Capacity of Standardisation. In Technological Forecasting and Social Change.