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The impact of architectural uncertainty on product introduction in dispersed environments

Schofield, ME and Gregory, M (2002) The impact of architectural uncertainty on product introduction in dispersed environments. IEEE International Engineering Management Conference, 2. pp. 617-622.

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Abstract

This research addresses product introduction dispersed across locations and companies. Mechanisms appropriate to integrate activities in collocated teams may not serve dispersed teams well. A semiconductor design licensor was studied in depth to explore how dispersed product introduction varies with uncertainty. We found that autonomous teams focused on sub-products (micro-products) were used rather than cross-functional teams in departments with high architectural uncertainty. Both types of teams were effectively dispersed across locations and companies. This suggests that small high-technology companies may find it easier to expand into new geographies and product lines than was previously believed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fabless semi-conductor design New product development Product architecture Software development Teamwork management
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div E > Strategy and Policy
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 12:32
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2014 19:05
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