|Publication type:||Conference paper|
|Type of review:||Not specified|
|Title:||Heterogeneity versus homogeneity in international manufacturing networks|
|Conference details:||European Operations Management Association (EUROMA) Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 9-12 June 2013|
|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.|
|Fulltext version:||Published version|
|License (according to publishing contract):||Licence according to publishing contract|
|Departement:||School of Management and Law|
|Organisational Unit:||Center for Enterprise Development (ZUE)|
|Appears in Collections:||Publikationen School of Management and Law|
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