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Innovation in Automative Telematics Services: Characteristics of the Field and Management Priciples

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  • Sylvain Lenfle

    (CRG - Centre de recherche en gestion - Polytechnique - X - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Christophe Midler

    (CRG - Centre de recherche en gestion - Polytechnique - X - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

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    The growing role of innovation in the strategy of car manufacturers leads them to relentlessly look for new sources of differentiation. In this way Telematics, a suite of technologies centered on communications systems within cars, is expected to bolster the car industry by offering a new stream of revenues. This articles focuses on the impact of this technology on design organization. In the first part, we demonstrate that Telematics is a radical innovation for automotive industry. Therefore traditional design models, such as heavyweight project management, are unsuitable. Next, the paper studies the organization adopted by a european car manufacturer in the light of recent research on the management of innovation.

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    Date of creation: 2003
    Publication status: Published in Int. J. of Automotive Technology et Management, 2003, 3 (1/2), pp.144-159
    Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-00262930
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    1. Lundin, Rolf A. & Wirdenius, Hans, 1990. "Interactive research," Scandinavian Journal of Management, Elsevier, vol. 6(2), pages 125-142.
    2. Sylvain Lenfle & Christophe Midler, 2001. "Innovation-Based Competition and the Dynamics of Design in Upstream Suppliers," Post-Print hal-00262522, HAL.
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