Modular Production Networks in Electronics: the Nexus between Management and Economics Research
AbstractIn the last two decades, the electronics industry has evolved from a vertically integrated industry to a vertically segmented one. This transformation has often been attributed to the modularization of electronic products. In this paper, we argue that the degree of modularity is an active choice variable for a firm. As a result, it is necessary to focus on the underlying factors that drive both modularity and the organization of production. This provides insights into the transformation taking place in global electronics production, with vertical fragmentation, horizontal consolidation, and the growth of Asian electronics production.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Singapore Management University, School of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 21-2004.
Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2004
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Publication status: Published in SMU Economics and Statistics Working Paper Series
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- Byron Gangnes & Ari Van Assche, 2004. "Modular Production Networks in Electronics: The Nexus between Management and Economics Research," Working Papers 200405, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Economics.
- L14 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Transactional Relationships; Contracts and Reputation
- L23 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Organization of Production
- L63 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Microelectronics; Computers; Communications Equipment
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