Modularity

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

Modularity and the impact of buyer-supplier relationships on the survival of suppliers

Filling a gap in the literature on modularity, whch has largely focused on modularities benefits for buyers, we explore how three aspects of a supplier’s relationships with its customers affect the supplier’s survival: duration of buyer–supplier relationships, autonomy from customers, and links to prominent buyers. Abstract and download