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Management of technical and organisational interactions by proximity: the hub firms in aeronautical sector (In French)

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  • Med KECHIDI (Université Toulouse 1 - LEREPS)
  • Damien TALBOT (GREThA UMR CNRS 5113)

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One of the features of the model of organization which is gradually set up in the aeronautical activity is, for the airframe manufacturers, the passage of a statute of “aeronautical manufacturer” to “of architect-integrator of aeronautical systems”. The emergence of this model is not without consequences on the nature and the contents of the relations inter-firms, particularly the organization of the supply chain. One of the principal characteristics of this organization is the emergence and the development of new actors - the hub firms - as an ad hoc organisational form of management of the technical and organisational interactions between the architect-integrators and the other firms which take part in the production of the planes. In particular, this organisational form uses a temporary geographical proximity, taking the form of physical plateau facilitating the interactions in face to face.

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Paper provided by Groupe de Recherche en Economie Théorique et Appliquée in its series Cahiers du GREThA with number 2009-11.

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Keywords: proximities; hub firms; architect-integrator; interfaces; physical plateau; aeronautics;

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