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Learning curve theory and innovation

Learning curve theory and innovation Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to look at innovation and the tension which arises between proprietorship and standardization. Design/methodology/approach – The paper presents an analysis of the learning curve theory in relation to the printed circuit board industry. Findings – The measurable impact of the learning curve will be different depending on a number of factors commonly found in the printed circuit industry – degree of process maturity/automation, run lengths, and presence of customized elements requiring modifications to process flow, materials, or procedures. Originality/value – There is no escape from continuing and inexorable downward price pressure from entrenched expectations and trends. A clear understanding of how these work will confer a competitive advantage to the strategist concerned with bringing innovative technologies to the marketplace. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Circuit World Emerald Publishing

Learning curve theory and innovation

Circuit World , Volume 39 (4): 5 – Nov 15, 2013

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0305-6120
DOI
10.1108/CW-07-2013-0025
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to look at innovation and the tension which arises between proprietorship and standardization. Design/methodology/approach – The paper presents an analysis of the learning curve theory in relation to the printed circuit board industry. Findings – The measurable impact of the learning curve will be different depending on a number of factors commonly found in the printed circuit industry – degree of process maturity/automation, run lengths, and presence of customized elements requiring modifications to process flow, materials, or procedures. Originality/value – There is no escape from continuing and inexorable downward price pressure from entrenched expectations and trends. A clear understanding of how these work will confer a competitive advantage to the strategist concerned with bringing innovative technologies to the marketplace.

Journal

Circuit WorldEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 15, 2013

Keywords: Innovation; Learning curve theory; Printed circuit boards

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