Modularization, inter-functional integration and operational performance

Henrike Engele Elisabeth Boer, Harry Boer

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    Abstract

    Many publications have contributed to create the widely held belief that product modularity is “good”, i.e. holds many performance benefits. However, few of these publications are based on rigorous empirically based research. The focus of this paper is on some of the conditions considered necessary for firms to indeed use product modularity beneficially, in particular inter-functional integration between manufacturing and purchasing, design and sales, respectively. The purpose of the paper is to investigate the direct performance effects of modularization, as well as the mediating effects of the three forms of integration in the modularization-performance relationship.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings 15th International CINet Conference on Operating Innovation – Innovating Operations
    Number of pages14
    Volume15
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    PublisherContinuous Innovation Network
    Publication date7 Sep 2014
    Pages218-231
    ISBN (Electronic)978-90-77360-17-0
    Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2014
    EventInternational CINet Conference on Operating Innovation – Innovating Operations - Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
    Duration: 7 Sep 20149 Sep 2014
    Conference number: 15

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational CINet Conference on Operating Innovation – Innovating Operations
    Number15
    LocationCorvinus University of Budapest
    CountryHungary
    CityBudapest
    Period07/09/201409/09/2014

    Keywords

    • Modularization, Inter-functional Integration, Operational Performance, Mediated Regression, Survey

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