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The Business of Systems Integration
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The Business of Systems Integration

Andrea Prencipe, Andrew Davies, and Michael Hobday

Abstract

In the past decade or so, systems integration has become a key factor in the operations, strategy, and competitive advantage of major corporations in a wide variety of sectors (e.g. computing, automotive, telecommunications, military systems, and aerospace). In the past, systems integration was confined to a technical, operations task. Today, systems integration is a strategic task that pervades business management not only at the technical level but also at the management and strategic levels. This book shows how and why this new kind of systems integration has evolved into an emerging model ... More

Keywords: business model, competitive advantage, complex products, firm capabilities, firm strategy and organisation, modularity, systems engineering, systems integration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199263226
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005 DOI:10.1093/0199263221.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrea Prencipe, editor
Research Fellow at the Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex, and Associate Professor of Economics and Management of Innovation at the University G. D'Annunzio, Italy
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Andrew Davies, editor
Senior Fellow at the Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex
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Michael Hobday, editor
Director of the Complex Products Systems Innovation Centre, University of Sussex
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