Outsourcing strategies for radical innovations: does industry clockspeed make a difference?
Perrons, Robert K. & Platts, Ken (2005) Outsourcing strategies for radical innovations: does industry clockspeed make a difference? Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 16(8), pp. 842-863.
Purpose – To determine whether or not clockspeed is an important variable in outsourcing strategies throughout the development of radical innovations.
Design/methodology/approach – An internet-based survey of manufacturing firms from all over the world.
Findings – An industry's clockspeed does not play a significant role in the success or failure of a particular outsourcing strategy for a radical innovation.
Research limitations/implications – Conclusions from earlier research in this area are not necessarily industry-specific.
Practical implications – Lessons learned via previous investigations about the computer industry need not be confined to that sector. Vertical integration may be a more robust outsourcing strategy when developing a radical innovation in industries of all clockspeeds.
Originality/value – Previous research efforts in this field focused on a single technology jump, but this approach may have overlooked a potentially important variable: industry clockspeed. Thus, this investigation explores whether clockspeed is an important factor.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Corporate strategy, Manufacturing industries, Outsourcing|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
|Copyright Owner:||Emerald Publishing|
|Copyright Statement:||Copyright © 2005, Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Deposited On:||13 Oct 2011 06:43|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 14:36|
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