From CoPS to mass production? Capabilities and innovation in power generation equipment manufacturing
2005 (English)In: Industrial and Corporate Change, ISSN 0960-6491, E-ISSN 1464-3650, Vol. 14, no 1, 1-26 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
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. © ICC Association 2005, all rights reserved.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 14, no 1, 1-26 p.
Research subject Business Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-284773DOI: 10.1093/icc/dth042Local ID: 14073OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-284773DiVA: diva2:923735