Title: Heterogeneity versus homogeneity in international manufacturing networks
Authors : Deflorin, Patricia
Scherrer, Maike
Dietl, Helmut
Winter, Reto
Conference details: European Operations Management Association (EUROMA) Conference, Dublin, June 9-12, 2013
Issue Date: 2013
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Not specified
Language : English
Subjects : Homogeneity; Network; Manufacturing; Heterogeneity
Subject (DDC) : 658.5: Production management
Abstract: We identify three manufacturing network configurations (product, process and market focus) and discuss the appropriate level of heterogeneity or homogeneity within each of the three configurations. In addition, we develop an integrated framework that describes the network configurations and identifies the factors that determine the appropriate level of heterogeneity or homogeneity for the relevant network configuration. This framework supports global managers by defining the required coordination mechanisms that are needed to lower the negative effects and to strengthen the positive effects of the chosen level of heterogeneity or homogeneity.
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Center for Enterprise Development (ZUE)
Publication type: Conference paper
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/17146
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