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Corporate Strategy and Systems Integration Capabilities

Andrea Prencipe

in The Business of Systems Integration

Published in print November 2003 | ISBN: 9780199263226
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191718830 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199263221.003.0007
Corporate Strategy and Systems Integration Capabilities

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Identifies two analytical categories of systems integration in multitechnology multicomponent products, namely, synchronic and diachronic. Synchronic systems integration refers to the technological capabilities required to set the product concept design, decompose it, co‐ordinate the network of suppliers, and then recompose the product within a given family. Diachronic systems integration refers to the technological capabilities to envisage and move progressively towards different and alternative paths of product architectures (i.e. new product families) to meet evolving customer requirements.

Keywords: aircraft engines; competitive advantage; co‐ordination and division of labour; firm capabilities; modularity; outsourcing; systems integration

Chapter.  7951 words. 

Subjects: Economic Systems

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