DOI: 10.14704/nq.2018.16.6.1550

Catch-up of Chinese Engineering Technical Standards from the Perspective of Cognitive Legitimacy

Songlin Wang, Zhen Tang, Hongwei Sun, Ruzhao Wang


In recent years, China’s engineering construction has advanced by leaps and bounds and made great achievements in the world. However, at present, China's engineering technical standards in overseas projects are often faced with the situation of low cognitive legitimacy. The significance of this study is to help Chinese engineering technical standards catch up with the cognitive legitimacy in overseas projects. This study explains the meaning of cognitive legitimacy of engineering standard by using Neuroscience and the method of empirical research, and thus proves that standardization and standard flexibility directly affect cognitive legitimacy of engineering standard, and psychological distance plays a role of adjusting variables. It not only theoretically introduces the method of Neuroscience into the study of cognitive legitimacy and fills the theoretical deficiency in the field of catching up of cognitive legitimacy, but also practically provides guidance for the pursuit of cognitive legitimacy of Chinese engineering technical standards in overseas projects.


Cognitive Legitimacy, Chinese Engineering Technical Standards, Neuroscience

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