The Business of Systems Integration

The Business of Systems Integration

by Andrea Prencipe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199263221

ISBN-13: 9780199263226

Pub. Date: 01/29/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press

This book is the first to systematically explore systems integration from a business and innovation perspective. Contributors delve deeply into the nature, dimensions, and dynamics of the new systems integration, deploying research and analytical techniques from a wide variety of disciplines including the theory of the firm, the history of technology, industrial…  See more details below

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This book is the first to systematically explore systems integration from a business and innovation perspective. Contributors delve deeply into the nature, dimensions, and dynamics of the new systems integration, deploying research and analytical techniques from a wide variety of disciplines including the theory of the firm, the history of technology, industrial organization, strategic management, and innovation studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199263226
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
01/29/2004
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Inventing systems integration15
3Systems integration and the social solution of technical problems in complex systems35
4Integrating electrical power systems : from individual to organizational capabilities56
5Specialization and systems integration : where manufacture and services still meet78
6The economics of systems integration : towards an evolutionary interpretation95
7Corporate strategy and systems integration capabilities : managing networks in complex systems industries114
8The role of technical standards in coordinating the division of labour in complex system industries133
9The cognitive basis of systems integration : redundancy of context-generating knowledge152
10Towards a dynamics of modularity : a cyclical model of technical advance174
11The geography of systems integration201
12Modularity and outsourcing : the nature of co-evolution of product architecture and organization architecture in the global automotive industry229
13Modularization in the car industry : interlinked multiple hierarchies of product, production, and supplier systems254
14Systems integration in the US defence industry : who does it and why is it important?279
15Changing boundaries of innovation systems : linking market demand and use307
16Integrated solutions : the changing business of systems integration333

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