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This is a study for the Swedish Competition Authority. The study is in Swedish, and includes an English summary.


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When public bodies implement IT procurements that require closed standards, competition is restricted by certain operators are discriminated against. In practice this means that a few dominant players in the market favored. In a new research paper the authors provide practical tips on how to minimize the risk of incarceration in various types of IT standards.


Konkurrensverket uppdragsforskningsrapport 2016:2
Utredare: Björn Lundell, Jonas Gamalielsson och Stefan Tengblad
Lundell, B., Gamalielsson, J. and Tengblad, S. (2016) IT-standarder,
inlåsning och konkurrens: En analys av policy och praktik inom svensk
förvaltning, Uppdragsforskningsrapport 2016:2, Konkurrensverket, ISSN:

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Publication date:
21 October 2016
ISBN Number:
ISSN-nr 1652-8089
Original URL:
IT-standarder, inlåsning och konkurrens. En analys av policy och praktik inom svensk förvaltning
Nature of documentation:
Official reports and studies
License of document:
Other licenses
Geographic coverage:
eGovernment, Procurement, Business and Competition
Björn Lundell, Jonas Gamalielsson and Stefan Tengblad