Policies for a complex product system

Brady, Tim and Davies, Andrew (1998) Policies for a complex product system Futures, 30 (4). pp. 293-304. ISSN 0016-3287

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This paper examines how government policy has influenced the pattern of innovation and industrial leadership in the cellular mobile communication systems. It focuses on the US government's role in promoting the early development of the cellular concept in the 1970s, Europe's attempt to take the lead with the promotion of the GSM standard in the late 1980s, and the rise of two rival world-wide standards in the 1990s (Europe's GSM versus America's CDMA systems). The cellular mobile communications system is treated as an example of a complex product system (CoPS). CoPS are large-scale, engineering intensive products that are supplied in unit or batch production and tailored to meet the requirements of particular large users. The purpose of this paper is to show by a single case study how patterns of technological innovation in CoPS may be influenced by policies of direct and indirect government control to promote industrial leadership.

Item Type: Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords: CoPS; CENTRIM
Subjects: N000 Business and Management > N200 Management studies > N210 Management techniques > N215 Change and Innovation
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1016/S0016-3287(98)00037-8
Faculties: Brighton Business School > Centre for Research in Innovation Management
Depositing User: editor centrim
Date Deposited: 01 May 2009
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2013 13:28
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/3701

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