DaDriS stands for Dangerous and Beneficial Drifts of Standards in the Modern Working Environment. In this project we investigate the actual effects of standards.

Forskingsprojekt DADRIS © Undine Bandelin.DaDriS Photo credit ©Undine Bandelin

The research program takes up an important aspect of modern organizations in industrialized as well as emerging economies: the appearance of standards as an expression of global form of rule setting and regulation and as a general tendency to minimize risk coinciding with intensive auditing and control activities.

We argue that the pure existence of standards, their positive rating or certification does not necessarily reflect organizational occurrences. Public or private actors who base their investments and strategic decisions on standards must take into consideration that standards have positive implications as wells dysfunctional consequences for human safety, environment or innovation. DaDriS investigates therefore the actual effects of standards.

We are an interdisciplinary team of experts in innovation research, management control, organization theory as well as in software development and business information systems. We aim for relevant contributions to understanding standards within modern working organizations. Besides researchers at Linköping University, researchers and doctoral students from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany and the Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa contribute to DaDriS.

Funding of DaDriS

The German research council Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (FR 2892/3-1) and the South African research council National Research Foundation (NRF) has been providing substantial funding since 2010.


Here you can find publications from the researchers involved in the projeckt: To publications