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.Full text not available from this repository.
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.
|Divisions:||Div E > Strategy and Policy|
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|Date Deposited:||09 Dec 2016 18:26|
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