Innovation in complex products and systems: implications for project-based organizing

Andrew Davies, Tim Brady, Andrea Prencipe, Michael Hobday

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Abstract

In this chapter we put projects at the centre stage of firms' activities – i.e. product and process innovation, strategy formulation and implementation, capability building and learning, organizational structure and design, and systems integration (the capability to combine diverse knowledge bases and physical components into functioning systems). Based on the findings of a 10-year research programme into firms producing high-value capital goods – known as complex products and systems (CoPS) – we draw out conceptual insights about project organizing that can inform and contribute to the development and reformulation of more universally applicable formal theories of strategic management and organization.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProject-based organizing and strategic management
EditorsGino Cattani, Simone Ferriani, Lars Frederiksen, Florian Täube
Place of PublicationBingley
PublisherEmerald
Pages3-26
Number of pages24
Volume28
ISBN (Print)9781780521923
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameAdvances in Strategic Management

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Complex systems
Complex product
Organizing
Innovation
Knowledge base
Organizational structure
Organizational design
Functioning
Research program
System integration
Strategy implementation
Strategy formulation
Innovation strategy
Strategic management
Product and process innovation

Keywords

  • Strategic project management
  • CoPS - Complex Products and systems
  • Systems integration
  • Innovation
  • CENTRIM

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Davies, A., Brady, T., Prencipe, A., & Hobday, M. (2011). Innovation in complex products and systems: implications for project-based organizing. In G. Cattani, S. Ferriani, L. Frederiksen, & F. Täube (Eds.), Project-based organizing and strategic management (Vol. 28, pp. 3-26). (Advances in Strategic Management). Bingley: Emerald. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0742-3322(2011)0000028005
Davies, Andrew ; Brady, Tim ; Prencipe, Andrea ; Hobday, Michael. / Innovation in complex products and systems: implications for project-based organizing. Project-based organizing and strategic management. editor / Gino Cattani ; Simone Ferriani ; Lars Frederiksen ; Florian Täube. Vol. 28 Bingley : Emerald, 2011. pp. 3-26 (Advances in Strategic Management).
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Innovation in complex products and systems: implications for project-based organizing. / Davies, Andrew; Brady, Tim; Prencipe, Andrea; Hobday, Michael.

Project-based organizing and strategic management. ed. / Gino Cattani; Simone Ferriani; Lars Frederiksen; Florian Täube. Vol. 28 Bingley : Emerald, 2011. p. 3-26 (Advances in Strategic Management).

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Davies A, Brady T, Prencipe A, Hobday M. Innovation in complex products and systems: implications for project-based organizing. In Cattani G, Ferriani S, Frederiksen L, Täube F, editors, Project-based organizing and strategic management. Vol. 28. Bingley: Emerald. 2011. p. 3-26. (Advances in Strategic Management). https://doi.org/10.1108/S0742-3322(2011)0000028005