Organizing Technological Interdependencies

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Organizing Technological Interdependencies

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dc.contributor.author Foss, Kirsten en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T10:25:27Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T10:25:27Z
dc.date.issued 2004-03-23T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/6919
dc.description.abstract This paper develops a coordination perspective on the firm. The basic idea is to combine insights in the division of labor with insights into the allocation of property rights. Thus, a basic argument is that use rights over productive assets are necessary in order to accumulate the experience needed to perform improvements in production. Specialization in production accelerates the accumulation of skills from learning by doing in production. However, specialization introduces greater complexity and new kinds of tools and equipment and this in turn create uncertainty about the best way of coordinating the specialized and interdependent activities. The result may be bottlenecks in production and uneven development of components. Experimenting with the coordination of tasks is necessary in order to eliminate these problems. However, such experimentation is best facilitated by a certain structure of property rights. Coordination by direction provides a cheap way of conducting the experiments needed to collect information on how best to coordinate interdependent activities. en_US
dc.format.extent 37 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries LINK Working paper;2000-12 en_US
dc.subject.other kep en_US
dc.title Organizing Technological Interdependencies en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Industriøkonomi og Virksomhedsstrategi
dc.contributor.departmentshort IVS
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Industrial Economics and Strategy
dc.contributor.departmentukshort IES
dc.idnumber x656406568 en_US
dc.publisher.city København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2000 en_US
dc.title.subtitle A Coordination Perspective on the Firm en_US


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