Clockspeed: Winning Industry Control in the Age of Temporary Advantage

Clockspeed: Winning Industry Control in the Age of Temporary Advantage

by Charles H. Fine
     
 

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It’s an undeniable principle of business today that the forces of technological and management change can quickly knock an industry leader off their pedestal, to be replaced by a more innovative or savvy competitor. In order to survive, let alone thrive, companies must be able to anticipate and adapt to change, or face rapid, brutal extinction. In… See more details below

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It’s an undeniable principle of business today that the forces of technological and management change can quickly knock an industry leader off their pedestal, to be replaced by a more innovative or savvy competitor. In order to survive, let alone thrive, companies must be able to anticipate and adapt to change, or face rapid, brutal extinction. In Clockspeed, Charles Fine provides managers with the analytical tools they need to anticipate the twists and turns of the marketplace and seize tomorrow’s opportunities while simultaneously exploiting today’s. This revolutionary book gives managers the ability to look into the future and determine the evolution of their company—and even their industry—by the choices they make about which capabilities to keep in-house and which to purchase from outside suppliers or distributors. Fine introduces a whole new vocabulary for analyzing and implementing business strategy, turning managers into “corporate geneticists.”

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Introduces the concept of clockspeed--the idea that each industry has its own evolutionary life cycle, measured by the rate at which it introduces new products, processes, and organizational structures. Fine (management, MIT's Sloan School of Management) discusses the dynamics of technology management, supply chain design, product design, building capabilities through dynamic 3-D concurrent engineering, and the various clockspeeds of public institutions and humans. Fine's findings are based on years of research at MIT's Center for Technology, Policy, and Industrial Development. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738201535
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
537,507
Product dimensions:
6.21(w) x 9.11(h) x 0.78(d)

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