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Nature of innovation and technology management in system companies

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Competition in the industries that develop complex products (such as aircraft engines and radar) depends on the integration of organizational systems as well as the pace of technological change.

Companies in these industries can be regarded as ‘system companies’. A framework and taxonomy are developed to indicate the characteristics and types of companies and to understand how organizational learning and integration take place. This makes it easier for companies to anticipate strategic change and some implications of this kind are described.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-9310.00117

Affiliations: 1: DEA, University of Pisa, Faculty of Economics, Via Ridolfi 10, 56124 Pisa abonacco@ec.unipi.it 2: ITEC, University of Siena, Faculty of Economics, Piazza S.Francesco 7, 5310, Siena, 3: University of Pescara, Faculty of Economics, 4: GE Power Systems, Nuovo Pignone, 50127 Firenze

Publication date: January 1, 1999

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