Growing strategic use of modularity as a framework for more effective strategic learning and knowledge management results in increasingly dynamic product markets. The creation of modular product architectures not only creates flexible product designs but also enables the design of loosely coupled, flexible, `modular' organization structures. Embedding coordination in fully specified and standardized component interfaces reduces the need for much over exercise of managerial authority across the interfaces of organizational units developing components. It reduces the complexity of a managerial task in product development and giving greater flexibility to take on larger number of product creation projects.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||IEEE Engineering Management Review|
|State||Published - Dec 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Strategy and Management
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering