Henk de Vries, Professor of Standardization Management at RSM: “The European Commission wants Europe to provide a more coordinated response to China's growing influence in international standardization. But that influence is only justified, China is now a mature economic superpower. This power-political choice by the EU detracts from its other choice to emphasize European values and social goals more. This is not only due to the themes that lend themselves to standardization, but also to a professional and inclusive standardization process, without government coercion. That is Europe's best response to geopolitical developments.”


  • Henk de Vries
    Role: Faculty
    Reference type: Quoted

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