Joels research on the PC industry considers the growth and maturation of the industry.
See also research on standards and open source software.
Joel West, The fall of a Silicon Valley icon: Was Apple really Betamax redux?; in Richard A. Bettis, ed., Strategy in Transition, Oxford: Blackwell, 2005, pp. 274-301.
Joel West, Apple Computer: The iCEO Seizes the Internet, Center for Research on Information Technology and Organizations (CRITO), UC Irvine, Working Paper #348, October 2002.
Joel West, Network Externalities vs. Switching Costs: Which Better Explains Buyer Decisions On Computer Standards? PDMA Research Conference Proceedings 2001, Santa Clara, Calif. (Oct. 2001): 159-176.
Joel West and Jason Dedrick, Innovation and Control in Standards Architectures: The Rise and Fall of Japans PC-98, Information Systems Research, 11, 2 (June 2000): 197-216.
Joel West, Organizational Decisions for I.T. Standards Adoption: Antecedents and Consequences, Proceedings of the 1st IEEE Conference on Standardisation and Innovation in Information Technology, Aachen, Germany (Sept. 1999): 13-18.
Joel West, “Cross-cultural Differences in Entrepreneurship in the Asia-Pacific PC Industry,” working paper, January 1997.
Joel West, “Moderators of the Diffusion of Technological Innovation: Growth of the Japanese PC Industry,” Center for Research on Information Technology and Organizations (CRITO), UC Irvine, Working Paper #PAC-096, January 1996.
Joel West, Waves of Power: The Dynamics of Global Technology Leadership, 1964-2010, Academy of Management TIM Newsletter, 10, 1 (Fall 1997): 5.
Joel West, The International Computer Software Industry: A Comparative Study of Industry Evolution and Structure, Journal of Product Innovation Management, 14, 2 (March 1997): 152-154. DOI: 10.1016/S0737-6782(97)83960-4