Title: The competitive advantage of the lead factory concept in geographically distributed R&D and production networks
Authors : Deflorin, Patricia
Scherrer, Maike
Dietl, Helmut
Published in : 16th EurOMA Conference, Göteborg
Pages : 1
Pages to: 10
Conference details: 16th EurOMA Conference, Chalmers University of Technology, Goteborg, Sweden, 14. - 17. June, 2009
Publisher / Ed. Institution : European Operations Management Association
Issue Date: 2009
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (abstract)
Language : English
Subjects : Lead factory; Exploitation; Exploration
Subject (DDC) : 658: General Management
Abstract: In this research paper, we discuss how two distinct network structures influence exploration and exploitation and therefore influence the potential of achieving competitive advantage. In particular, we discuss three pairs of capabilities and how they affect exploration and exploitation in a traditional network structure compared to a lead factory concept. We conclude that the lead factory concept has the higher potential of generating competitive advantage through exploration and exploitation than the traditional network structure.
Departement: School of Management and Law
Publication type: Conference paper
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/16581
Appears in Collections:Publikationen School of Management and Law

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