Organizing the Innovation System for Reusability: The Case of Made-to-Order Markets
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Management of Technology and Innovation
Frans A. J. Van Den Bosch
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship; Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)
H. W. Volberda
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM); Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)
27 2004, 10
ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2004-085-STR
This paper examines the transfer of designs between projects within firm in the context of made-to-order producing companies. This practice is also known as knowledge reuse. Past studies has provided a detailed account of the strategies and processes involved in the reuse of technologies. Nonetheless, a large portion of this research was based on evidence collected in mass-producing companies. This paper attempts to develop a complementary framework to identify the strategies involved in reusing technologies in the made-to-order context. Data were drawn from three aerospace companies based in Israel. Two strategies emerged from the empirical evidence: exploit product success and design for reuse.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 29
Keywords: technology transfer, innovation, production systems, knowledge re-use strategies
JEL Classification: M, D21, L20, L15working papers series
Date posted: December 21, 2004
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