Dosi, Giovanni, Hobday, Mike, Marengo, Luigi and Prencipe, Andrea (2003) The Economics of Systems Integration: Towards an evolutionary interpretation In: Prencipe, Andrea, Davies, Andrew and Hobday, Mike, eds. The Business of Systems Integration. Oxford University Press (OUP), Oxford, UK, pp. 95-113. ISBN 0199263226/019926323XFull text not available from this repository.
The aim of this chapter to explore some theoretical aspects of the economics of systems integration (and disintegration) by placing the idea of systems integration within the context of evolutionary economics. We argue that systems integrators (as firms) as systems integration (as a key capability within and across firms) perform a central function as the 'visible hand' of much modern industrial activity, especially in complex product systems. The latter include a significant subset of capital goods such as mobile communication systems, military systems, corporate IT networks, high speed trains, aircraft, intelligent buildings, air traffic control systems and tailored software packages.
|Item Type:||Chapter in book|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Complex Product Systems (CoPS); CENTRIM|
|Subjects:||N000 Business and Management > N200 Management studies > N210 Management techniques > N215 Change and Innovation|
|Faculties:||Brighton Business School > Centre for Research in Innovation Management|
|Depositing User:||editor centrim|
|Date Deposited:||10 Sep 2009|
|Last Modified:||18 Jun 2010 11:35|
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