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PRODUCTION PROCESS STRUCTURE AND TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE

PRODUCTION PROCESS STRUCTURE AND TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE ABSTRACT A descriptive life cycle model of process development and innovation, as previously reported, is used as a framework to analyze historical trends in the technological development of U.S. automotive engine plants. Using the plant as the unit of analysis, the author examines trends in product diversity, equipment development, backward integration, and productivity improvement. Results support the original research framework and help to clarify the important impact of process changes on the sources of productivity improvement, the capability for product innovation, and the cost of change. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Decision Sciences Wiley

PRODUCTION PROCESS STRUCTURE AND TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE

Decision Sciences , Volume 7 (4) – Oct 1, 1976

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 1976 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
0011-7315
eISSN
1540-5915
DOI
10.1111/j.1540-5915.1976.tb00705.x
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Abstract

ABSTRACT A descriptive life cycle model of process development and innovation, as previously reported, is used as a framework to analyze historical trends in the technological development of U.S. automotive engine plants. Using the plant as the unit of analysis, the author examines trends in product diversity, equipment development, backward integration, and productivity improvement. Results support the original research framework and help to clarify the important impact of process changes on the sources of productivity improvement, the capability for product innovation, and the cost of change.

Journal

Decision SciencesWiley

Published: Oct 1, 1976

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