Design Rules: The Power of Modularity

by Carliss Y. Baldwin, Kim B. Clark
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ISBN-13: 9780262024662
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 03/02/2000
Series: The MIT Press , #1
Pages: 484
Sales rank: 641,454
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.65(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction: Artifacts, Designs, and the Structure of Industries
Chapter 2: The Microstructure of Designs
Chapter 3: What is Modularity?
Chapter 4: The Economic System Surrounding Artifacts and Designs
Chapter 5: The Modular Operators
Chapter 6: The Origins of Modularity in Early Computer Designs
Chapter 7: Creating System/360, the First Modular Computer Family
Chapter 8: Enterprise Design: A Task Structure plus a Contract Structure
Chapter 9: Design Options and Design Evolution
Chapter 10: The Value of Modularity--Splitting and Substitution
Chapter 11: All Modules Are Not Created Equal
Chapter 12: The Value of Augmenting and Excluding
Chapter 13: The Value of Inverting and Porting
Chapter 14: The Emergence of Modular Clusters
Chapter 15: Competition among Hidden Modules and Industry Evolution

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