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.

In 2006 he was appointed a professor of innovation economics at the Faculty of Economics and Management at the Technische Universität Berlin. Furthermore, he is currently linked to the Competence Center Innovation and Technology Transfer at the Fraunhofer Institute of Open Communication Systems FOKUS in Berlin.

Before joining FOKUS, Professor Blind spent 10 years as a senior researcher the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI in Karlsruhe, Germany.

He held faculty positions at the Institute for Public Finance at Freiburg University in Germany, and at Kassel University in Germany.

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.

  • Veer, Th., Berger, F & Blind, K. (2015). The Impact of Product Piracy on Corporate IP Strategy. In R and D Management.
  • Blind, K., Vries, H.J. de & Wakke, P. (2015). Driving factors for service providers to participate in standardization: Insights from the Netherlands. In Industry and Innovation.
  • Pohlmann, T., Neuhäusler, P. & Blind, K. (2015). Standard Essential Patents to Boost Financial Returns. In R and D Management.
  • Zi, A. & Blind, K. (2015). Researchers' Participation in Standardisation: A Case Study from a Public Research Organisation in Germany. In Vol. 40. The Journal of Technology Transfer (pp. 346-360).
  • Gauch, S. & Blind, K. (2015). Technological Convergence and the Absorptive Capacity of Standardisation. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 91, 236-249.
  • Wurster, S., Blind, K. & Fischer, S. (2014). Born Global Market Dominators: Insight into a Unique Class of Young Companies and Their Environment. International Journal of IT Standards and Standardization Research, 12 (1), 1-16. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/ijitsr.2014010101
  • 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.
  • Blind, K. & Mangelsdorf, A. (2013). Alliance Formation of SMEs: Empirical Evidence from Standardization Committees. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 60 (1), 148-156. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TEM.2012.2192935[go to publisher's site]
  • 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..
  • 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. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/jitsr.2013070101[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. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2011.08.008[go to publisher's site]
  • Blind, K., Vries, H.J. de & Mangelsdorf, A. (2012). External knowledge sourcing and involvement in standardization - Evidence from the community innovation survey. In Technology Management Conference (ITMC), 2012 IEEE International (pp. 1-9). New York: IEEE.
  • 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. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icc/dtr067[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. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2011.10.005[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.
  • Berger, F, Blind, K. & Thumm, N. (2012). Filing behaviour regarding essential patents in industry standards. Research Policy, 41 (1), 216-225. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2011.07.004[go to publisher's site]
  • Edler, J., Georghiou, L., Blind, K. & Uyarra, E. (2012). Evaluating the demand side: New challenges for evaluation. Research Evaluation, 21 (1), 33-47. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/reseval/rvr002[go to publisher's site]
  • Blind, K. (2011). An economic analysis of standards competition: The example of the ISO ODF and OOXML standards. Telecommunications Policy, 35 (4), 373-381. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.telpol.2011.02.007[go to publisher's site]
  • 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. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02642069.2010.504827
  • 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. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2011.04.014[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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Blind, K., Gauch, S. & Hawkins, RE (2010). How stakeholders view the impacts of international ICT standards. Telecommunications Policy, 34 (3), 162-174. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.telpol.2009.11.016[go to publisher's site]
  • 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., 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. & 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. (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., Cremers, K. & Mueller, E. (2009). The influence of strategic patenting on companies`patent portfolios. Research Policy, 38 (2), 428-436. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2008.12.003[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. (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. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.telpol.2008.05.004[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. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13504850500143294
  • 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. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00036840110111158
  • 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.
  • 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. Retrieved from http://www.iso.org/iso/fr/home/news_index/news_archive/news.htm?refid=Ref1711
  • 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. Retrieved from http://www.iso.org/iso/home/news_index/news_archive/news.htm?Refid=Ref1711
  • 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.
  • Egyedi, T.M. & Blind, K. (Eds.). (2008). The Dynamics of Standards. USA: Edward Elgar Publishing.
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Work in progress

Veer, Th., Berger, F & Blind, K. (2015). The Impact of Product Piracy on Corporate IP Strategy. In R and D Management.
Blind, K., Vries, H.J. de & Wakke, P. (2015). Driving factors for service providers to participate in standardization: Insights from the Netherlands. In Industry and Innovation.

Latest publication

Zi, A. & Blind, K. (2015). Researchers' Participation in Standardisation: A Case Study from a Public Research Organisation in Germany. In Vol. 40. The Journal of Technology Transfer (pp. 346-360).