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Systems Integration in the US Defence Industry: Who Does It and Why Is It Important?

Eugene Gholz

in The Business of Systems Integration

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199263226
eISBN:
9780191718847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263221.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

A number of different kind of organizations in the US defence industry claim expertise in systems integration, including major prime contractors that build weapons systems, for‐profit and non‐profit ... More


Toward the Future of Enterprise Integration: Interenterprise Systems Integration

M. Lynne Markus, Sheryl Axline, Dana Edberg, and David Petrie

in Competing in the Information Age: Align in the Sand

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195159530
eISBN:
9780199834983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159535.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

External systems integration involves the electronic connections between an organization’s systems and those of its business partners. This chapter addresses the question of what external systems ... More


The Business of Systems Integration

Andrea Prencipe, Andrew Davies, and Michael Hobday (eds)

Published in print:
2003
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January 2005
ISBN:
9780199263226
eISBN:
9780191718847
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263221.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

In the past decade or so, systems integration has become a key factor in the operations, strategy, and competitive advantage of major corporations in a wide variety of sectors (e.g. computing, ... More


The Geography of Systems Integration

Michael H. Best

in The Business of Systems Integration

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2003
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January 2005
ISBN:
9780199263226
eISBN:
9780191718847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263221.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

A new model of technology management and regional innovation based on the principle of systems integration is presented. The principle of systems integration is manifested in the organisational ... More


Introduction

Michael Hobday, Andrea Prencipe, and Andrew Davies

in The Business of Systems Integration

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2003
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January 2005
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9780199263226
eISBN:
9780191718847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263221.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Introduces and sets the scene for the discussion of the main themes presented in the book.


Corporate Strategy and Systems Integration Capabilities: Managing Networks in Complex Systems Industries

Andrea Prencipe

in The Business of Systems Integration

Published in print:
2003
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January 2005
ISBN:
9780199263226
eISBN:
9780191718847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263221.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Identifies two analytical categories of systems integration in multitechnology multicomponent products, namely, synchronic and diachronic. Synchronic systems integration refers to the technological ... More


Integrated Solutions: The Changing Business of Systems Integration

Andrew Davies

in The Business of Systems Integration

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2003
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January 2005
ISBN:
9780199263226
eISBN:
9780191718847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263221.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Some of the world's leading companies are changing the strategic focus of their activities and following a similar path to success. Increasingly, firms compete by selling complex products and ... More


Intra Enterprise Integration: Methods and Direction

Edward A. Stohr and Jeffrey V. Nickerson

in Competing in the Information Age: Align in the Sand

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195159530
eISBN:
9780199834983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159535.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines enterprise integration at two levels: the systems level and organizational level. It presents a framework that encompasses both system and organizational integration. It then ... More


The Cognitive Basis of Systems Integration: Redundancy of Context-generating Knowledge

Massimo Paoli

in The Business of Systems Integration

Published in print:
2003
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January 2005
ISBN:
9780199263226
eISBN:
9780191718847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263221.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Argues that the strategic control over the technological and commercial evolution of complicated multi‐technological platforms (families of products) calls for a deep control of the processes of ... More


Systems Integration and the Social Solution of Technical Problems in Complex Systems

Stephen B. Johnson

in The Business of Systems Integration

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199263226
eISBN:
9780191718847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263221.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

As has been shown in well‐recognised books such as Charles Perrow's Normal Accidents, it is difficult to build reliable complex technologies. The primary reasons revolve around the communication of ... More


Integrating Electrical Power Systems: From Individual to Organizational Capabilities

Tell Fredrik

in The Business of Systems Integration

Published in print:
2003
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January 2005
ISBN:
9780199263226
eISBN:
9780191718847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263221.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Deals with the management of the development, production, and marketing of electrical power systems. In considering the history of the electrical manufacturing industry, the aim is to outline general ... More


The New Competitive Advantage: The Renewal of American Industry

Michael Best

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297451
eISBN:
9780191595967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297459.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

The New Competitive Advantage book presents a conceptual framework, the capabilities and innovation perspective, to address the organizational and technological sources of regional growth and ... More


Production Systems

Michael H. Best

in The New Competitive Advantage: The Renewal of American Industry

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297451
eISBN:
9780191595967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297459.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Explores the links between a firm, region, or nation's production capabilities and productivity. Productivity is explained in terms of fundamental principles of production that underlie the ... More


The Economics of Systems Integration: Towards an Evolutionary Interpretation

Giovanni Dosi, Mike Hobday, Luigi Marengo, and Andrea Prencipe

in The Business of Systems Integration

Published in print:
2003
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January 2005
ISBN:
9780199263226
eISBN:
9780191718847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263221.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Explores some theoretical elements of the economics of systems integration (and disintegration) by placing the idea of systems integration within the context of evolutionary economics. The authors ... More


The Role of Technical Standards in Coordinating the Division of Labour in Complex System Industrie s

W. Edward Steinmueller

in The Business of Systems Integration

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2003
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January 2005
ISBN:
9780199263226
eISBN:
9780191718847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263221.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Examines alternative theories of the technical compatibility standard‐setting process as a means of co‐ordinating component and sub‐system suppliers in complex product systems industries, ... More


Changing Boundaries of Innovation Systems: Linking Market Demand and Use

Maureen McKelvey

in The Business of Systems Integration

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199263226
eISBN:
9780191718847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263221.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Discusses the issue of the changing boundaries of system integration competencies between different actors. The argument is made that many complex, knowledge‐intensive innovations are not only ... More


Inventing Systems Integration

Harvey M. Sapolsky

in The Business of Systems Integration

Published in print:
2003
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January 2005
ISBN:
9780199263226
eISBN:
9780191718847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263221.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

The US government needed more than money, a good strategy, and determination to wage the Cold War: it needed to invent the institutions that could sustain and co‐ordinate the long‐term enlistment of ... More


Towards a Dynamics of Modularity: A Cyclical Model of Technical Advance

Henry Chesbrough

in The Business of Systems Integration

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199263226
eISBN:
9780191718847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263221.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Our understanding of the interaction between technological structure and organisational structure has made many advances. Argues that a more dynamic conception of the relationship is necessary in ... More


Specialization and Systems Integration: Where Manufacture and Services Still Meet *

Keith Pavitt

in The Business of Systems Integration

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199263226
eISBN:
9780191718847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263221.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Argues that the Systems Integration firms are progressively replacing the large, established manufacturing firm, described by Penrose and Chandler, as the major motor of technical change in advanced, ... More


Modularity and Outsourcing: The Nature of Co-evolution of Product Architecture and Organization Architecture in the Global Automotive Industry

Mari Sako

in The Business of Systems Integration

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199263226
eISBN:
9780191718847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263221.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Takes the automobile industry as an empirical setting for clarification of the concept of modularity in product architecture. Three arenas of modularity, modularity in design, modularity in ... More


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