From CoPS to mass production? Capabilities and innovation in power generation equipment manufacturing

Magnusson, Thomas, Tell, Fredrik and Watson, Jim (2005) From CoPS to mass production? Capabilities and innovation in power generation equipment manufacturing. Industrial and Corporate Change, 14 (1). pp. 1-26.

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Abstract

This article presents a case study of small, distributed electrical power generators, representing a potential substitute for large power plants, and raises questions regarding the ability of established manufacturers to manage this kind of technological transition. The analysis demonstrates that the step from experimental R&D to commercial production is particularly difficult for the incumbents. This observation is explained by showing that whereas manufacturing of large power plants rests upon extensive systems integration capabilities, distributed generators are based on a ‘plug-and-play’ logic

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Jim Watson
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:33
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2012 14:22
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/17119
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