Publication type: Conference paper
Type of review: Peer review (abstract)
Title: Defining archetypes of E-collaboration for product development in the automotive industry
Authors: Holler, Manuel
Uebernickel, Falk
Brenner, Walter
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 25th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)
Page(s): 113
Pages to: 130
Conference details: 25th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Guimarães, Portugal, 5-10 June 2017
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Association for Information Systems
ISBN: 978-989-20-7655-3
Language: English
Subjects: Archetype; Automotive industry; E-Collaboration; PLM
Subject (DDC): 658.5: Production management
Abstract: The automotive industry represents one of the most relevant industrial sectors of the global economy. In response to a plethora of challenges, e-collaboration for product development has become a nexus of competitive advantage in the automotive world. Since new dynamics in organizational forms on the one hand and advancements in engineering information systems on the other hand have led to increased complexity, a classification model to organize and structure the manifold manifestations seems analytically useful. Hence, the paper at hand (1) proposes, (2) describes, and (3) validates archetypes of e-collaboration for product development in the automotive industry. Anchored in (1) a structured literature review and (2) rich empirical evidence from a multiple-case study in the automotive ecosystem, we organize our research study along a well-established, two-stage research method on archetypes adopting a socio-technical systems perspective. Key findings include the archetypes (1) mechanical development-dominant, (2) software development-dominant, (3) systems engineering-oriented, and (4) non-development-focused e-collaborations for product development as basic patterns. Thereby, “importance of mechanical development” and “importance of software development” act as essential classification dimensions. Keeping the inherent limitations of the qualitative research tradition in mind, this paper offers theoretical, methodological, managerial, and cross-disciplinary contributions.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Institute of Marketing Management (IMM)
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