Organizing the Innovation System for Reusability: The Case of Made-to-Order Markets

29 Pages Posted: 21 Dec 2004

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Ilan Oshri

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management

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)

Date Written: 27 2004, 10

Abstract

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.

Keywords: technology transfer, innovation, production systems, knowledge re-use strategies

JEL Classification: M, D21, L20, L15

Suggested Citation

Oshri, Ilan and Van Den Bosch, Frans A. J. and Volberda, Henk W., Organizing the Innovation System for Reusability: The Case of Made-to-Order Markets (27 2004, 10). ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2004-085-STR. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=636794

Ilan Oshri (Contact Author)

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Frans A. J. Van Den Bosch

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