Management of innovation

How much you know versus how well I know you: Selecting a supplier for a technically innovative component

We ask how firms select a supplier for an innovative component, focusing on the trade-offs suggested by three disparate literatures. Transaction cost economics focuses on the value of internalization, the literature on inter-firm relationships on the value of past relationships, and the firm capabilities literature on the value of superior capabilities. Abstract and download

Do modular products lead to modular organizations?

This paper provide one of the first empirical tests of the tacit assumption that increased product modularity is associated with advantageous increases in organizational modularity. Abstract and download