Design Rules: The power of modularity

Author: Carliss Young Baldwin,Kim B. Clark

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262024662

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 471

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Using the computer industry as an example, this work develops a theory of design and industrial revolution. It argues that the industry has experienced previously unimaginable levels of innovation and growth because it embraced the concept of modularity.

Design Rules

Author: Carliss Young Baldwin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780262024662

Category: Computer industry

Page: N.A

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Design Rules

Author: Carliss Young Baldwin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780262024662

Category: Computer industry

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Managing in the Modular Age

Architectures, Networks, and Organizations

Author: Raghu Garud,Arun Kumaraswamy,Richard Langlois

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405141948

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 424

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This book brings together seminal articles by leading scholars of technological and organizational systems, exploring the impact of 'modularity'. Modularity refers to an ability to take apart and put together differenct products and networks, or to 'mix and match' components in order to meet different user specifications. This is of key importance today where new systems such as the World Wide Web and many areas of the computer industry depend on it. The volume pulls together and defines an exciting new area of inquiry: into how our 'modular age' is reshaping the business eco-system. Includes contributions from leading scholars of technology and organization Modularity refers to an ability to take apart and put together different products and systems, or to 'mix and match' components in order to meet different user specifications. Consolidates and defines an area of inquiry that is becoming increasingly important with the development of web-based and 'network' industries. Sensitizes readers to the complexity of issues surrounding new modular products and systems created by e-business Encourages readers to make connections among different levels and disciplines. Initiates a debate around issues of modularity. Includes a commentary co-authored by the late Nobel Laureate Herbert A. Simon to whom the book is dedicated.

Design Rules

The Insider's Guide to Becoming Your Own Decorator

Author: Elaine Griffin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101162937

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

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Recipient of the Gold Medal in the Living Now Awards-Home Improvement The essential do-it-yourself guide from one of the top designers in the country that uncovers the secret home design rules used by the pros Many design books are filled with lavish photography of perfect rooms that most of us can only dream of re-creating. Without any practical advice, the look is unattainable. That's where Design Rules comes in. Here, Elaine Griffin, one of the country's 100 top designers (House Beautiful), explains all the practical decorating standards that professionals use behind the scenes to create flowing, balanced, gorgeous design. Packed with helpful illustrations and hundreds of step-by-step tips, Design Rules includes essential advice such as: ?Pick a pleasing color palette (that really works) ?Correctly size their bedsize tables (so they don't tower over their beds) ?Enhance the visual appeal of windowless rooms (so they're not dungeons) ?Design furniture arrangements that function and flow ?Style up even the most forlorn kitchens, baths and yes, basements and laundry rooms (honey, no space is too dreadful to be made ultra fab) ?Brighten up their kitchens with a can of paint and a burst of strategically- placed color (location, location, location!) ?Figure out which styles of furniture go together (there is a rule and it's easy!) ?Make their own personalities shine throughout their homes (because they should) ?And oodles more! Design Rules is for the growing number of savvy, novice home designers who are well-versed in what good design looks like, but need advice on how to translate it into their own home. It is the home design bible people have been waiting for.

SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE: FOUNDATIONS, THEORY, AND PRACTICE

Author: Richard N. Taylor,Nenad Medvidovic,Eric M. Dashofy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788126528028

Category:

Page: 736

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Market_Desc: Software Architects and Systems Engineers Special Features: · Approaches software architecture from a rigorous systems view while also including real-world perspectives· Incorporates the very latest research results as well as some material that is completely new· Focuses on practical principles and insights· Addresses a wide range of topics· Contains a CD-ROM that includes tools and technologies that enable readers to apply many of the key techniques discussed About The Book: Designed for software engineers, Software Architecture is the first With CD book to cover the maturing and important area of software engineering and development. It approaches software architecture from a rigorous systems view while also including real-world perspectives. The chapters incorporate the very latest research results as well as some material that is completely new. Many of the key techniques discussed are supported by tools and technologies included on the book's CD-ROM. Through this package, software engineers will be armed with concise, practical strategies for designing, implementing, and evolving successful systems using software architecture.

Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management 2016

Theory and Application of Industrial Engineering

Author: Ershi Qi,Jiang Shen,Runliang Dou

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9462392552

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 309

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International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management is sponsored by Chinese Industrial Engineering Institution, CMES, which is the unique national-level academic society of Industrial Engineering. The conference is held annually as the major event in this area. Being the largest and the most authoritative international academic conference held in China, it supplies an academic platform for the experts and the entrepreneurs in International Industrial Engineering and Management area to exchange their research results. Many experts in various fields from China and foreign countries gather together in the conference to review, exchange, summarize and promote their achievements in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management fields. Some experts pay special attention to the current situation of the related techniques application in China as well as their future prospect, such as Industry 4.0, Green Product Design, Quality Control and Management, Supply Chain and logistics Management to cater for the purpose of low-carbon, energy-saving and emission-reduction and so on. They also come up with their assumption and outlook about the related techniques' development. The proceedings will offer theatrical methods and technique application cases for experts from college and university, research institution and enterprises who are engaged in theoretical research of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management and its technique's application in China. As all the papers are feathered by higher level of academic and application value, they also provide research data for foreign scholars who occupy themselves in investigating the enterprises and engineering management of Chinese style.

Inevitable Surprises

Thinking Ahead in a Time of Turbulence

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592400690

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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In a paperback edition featuring a new foreword, the author of The Art of the Long View makes predictions about the business world of tomorrow, arguing that such challenges as terrorism, a dynamic global economy, and rapidly changing technology, rather than threatening today's companies, are presenting predictable opportunities for growth. Reprint. 12,000 first printing.

Complex Engineered Systems

Science Meets Technology

Author: Dan Braha,Ali A. Minai,Yaneer Bar-Yam

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540328343

Category: Science

Page: 386

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This book sheds light on the large-scale engineering systems that shape and guide our everyday lives. It does this by bringing together the latest research and practice defining the emerging field of Complex Engineered Systems. Understanding, designing, building and controlling such complex systems is going to be a central challenge for engineers in the coming decades. This book is a step toward addressing that challenge.

Competing in the Age of Digital Convergence

Author: David B. Yoffie

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 9780875847269

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

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Presents a collection of essays, which reveal that the key to success for companies competing in the digital world will not be to engineer big technological breakthroughs, but rather to develop products and services by creatively combining technologies with innovative managerial approaches.

Software Architecture

9th European Conference, ECSA 2015, Dubrovnik/Cavtat, Croatia, September 7-11, 2015. Proceedings

Author: Danny Weyns,Raffaela Mirandola,Ivica Crnkovic

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319237276

Category: Computers

Page: 382

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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Software Architecture, ECSA 2015, held in Cavtat, Croatia in September 2015. The 12 full papers and 15 short papers presented together with three education and training papers in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 100 submissions. They are organized in topical sections named: adaptation; design approaches; decisions and social aspects; education and training; cloud and green; agile and smart systems; analysis and automation; services and ecosystems.

Task Partitioning

An Innovation Process Variable

Author: Eric Von Hippel,Sloan School of Management

Publisher: Andesite Press

ISBN: 9781296832506

Category:

Page: 38

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Managing in the Modular Age

Architectures, Networks, and Organizations

Author: Raghu Garud,Arun Kumaraswamy,Richard Langlois

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405141948

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 424

View: 8029

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This book brings together seminal articles by leading scholars of technological and organizational systems, exploring the impact of 'modularity'. Modularity refers to an ability to take apart and put together differenct products and networks, or to 'mix and match' components in order to meet different user specifications. This is of key importance today where new systems such as the World Wide Web and many areas of the computer industry depend on it. The volume pulls together and defines an exciting new area of inquiry: into how our 'modular age' is reshaping the business eco-system. Includes contributions from leading scholars of technology and organization Modularity refers to an ability to take apart and put together different products and systems, or to 'mix and match' components in order to meet different user specifications. Consolidates and defines an area of inquiry that is becoming increasingly important with the development of web-based and 'network' industries. Sensitizes readers to the complexity of issues surrounding new modular products and systems created by e-business Encourages readers to make connections among different levels and disciplines. Initiates a debate around issues of modularity. Includes a commentary co-authored by the late Nobel Laureate Herbert A. Simon to whom the book is dedicated.

Knowledge and the Economy

Author: Peter Meusburger,Johannes Glückler,Martina el Meskioui

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400761317

Category: Science

Page: 288

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The broad spectrum of topics surrounding what is termed the ‘knowledge economy’ has attracted increasing attention from the scientific community in recent years. The nature of knowledge-intensive industries, the spatiality of knowledge, the role of proximity and distance in generating functional knowledge, the transfer of knowledge via networks, and the complex interplay between knowledge, location and economic development are all live academic issues. This book, the fifth volume in Springer’s Knowledge and Space series, focuses on the last of these: the multiple relationships between knowledge, the economy, and space. It reflects the conceptual and methodological multidisciplinarity emerging from this scholarship, yet where there has up to now been a notable lack of communication between some of the contributing disciplines, resulting in lexical and other confusions, this volume brings concord and to foster interdisciplinarity. These complications have been especially evident in our understanding of the spatiality of knowledge, the part that spatial contexts play in knowledge creation and diffusion, and the relevance of face-to-face contacts, all of which are addressed in these pages. The material here is grouped into four sections—knowledge creation and economy, knowledge and economic development, knowledge and networks, and knowledge and clusters. It assembles new concepts and original empirical research from geography, economics, sociology, international business relations, and management. The book addresses a varied audience interested in the historical and spatial foundations of the knowledge economy and is intended to bridge some of the gaps between the differing approaches to research on knowledge, the economy, and space.

Digital Crossroads

Telecommunications Law and Policy in the Internet Age

Author: Jonathan E. Nuechterlein,Philip J. Weiser

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262519607

Category: Law

Page: 506

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In Digital Crossroads, two experts on telecommunications policy offer a comprehensive and accessible analysis of the regulation of competition in the U.S. telecommunications industry. The first edition of Digital Crossroads (MIT Press, 2005) became an essential and uniquely readable guide for policymakers, lawyers, scholars, and students in a fast-moving and complex policy field. In this second edition, the authors have revised every section of every chapter to reflect the evolution in industry structure, technology, and regulatory strategy since 2005. The book features entirely new discussions of such topics as the explosive development of the mobile broadband ecosystem; incentive auctions and other recent spectrum policy initiatives; the FCC's net neutrality rules; the National Broadband Plan; the declining relevance of the traditional public switched telephone network; and the policy response to online video services and their potential to transform the way Americans watch television. Like its predecessor, this new edition of Digital Crossroads not only helps nonspecialists climb this field's formidable learning curve, but also makes substantive contributions to ongoing policy debates.

Design Is The Problem

The Future of Design Must Be Sustainable

Author: Nathan Shedroff

Publisher: Rosenfeld Media

ISBN: 9781933820019

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 319

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Design makes a tremendous impact on the produced world in terms of usability, resources, understanding, and priorities. What we produce, how we serve customers and other stakeholders, and even how we understand how the world works is all affected by the design of models and solutions. Designers have an unprecedented opportunity to use their skills to make meaningful, sustainable change in the world—if they know how to focus their skills, time, and agendas. In Design is the Problem: The Future of Design Must be Sustainable, Nathan Shedroff examines how the endemic culture of design often creates unsustainable solutions, and shows how designers can bake sustainability into their design processes in order to produce more sustainable solutions.

Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management 2016

Theory and Application of Industrial Engineering

Author: Ershi Qi,Jiang Shen,Runliang Dou

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9462392552

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 309

View: 9369

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International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management is sponsored by Chinese Industrial Engineering Institution, CMES, which is the unique national-level academic society of Industrial Engineering. The conference is held annually as the major event in this area. Being the largest and the most authoritative international academic conference held in China, it supplies an academic platform for the experts and the entrepreneurs in International Industrial Engineering and Management area to exchange their research results. Many experts in various fields from China and foreign countries gather together in the conference to review, exchange, summarize and promote their achievements in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management fields. Some experts pay special attention to the current situation of the related techniques application in China as well as their future prospect, such as Industry 4.0, Green Product Design, Quality Control and Management, Supply Chain and logistics Management to cater for the purpose of low-carbon, energy-saving and emission-reduction and so on. They also come up with their assumption and outlook about the related techniques' development. The proceedings will offer theatrical methods and technique application cases for experts from college and university, research institution and enterprises who are engaged in theoretical research of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management and its technique's application in China. As all the papers are feathered by higher level of academic and application value, they also provide research data for foreign scholars who occupy themselves in investigating the enterprises and engineering management of Chinese style.

Project-Based Knowledge in Organizing Open Innovation

Author: Sara Bonesso,Anna Comacchio,Claudio Pizzi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1447165098

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 99

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Enriching understanding of the current theoretical debate on project-based learning and R&D sourcing, ‘Project-based Knowledge in Organizing Open Innovation’ draws on innovation literature and knowledge-based perspectives to solve open problems in the relationship between knowledge development at project level and how firms organize product innovation combining in-house R&D activities with inbound open innovation. Through field research in different industrial settings (pharmaceutical, automotive and machine tools) and with complementary methodological approaches, this book provides empirical evidence on how project knowledge features affect sourcing decisions at firm level. Due to the emerging interest in the management literature on project-based organizations and on the relevance of project forms of organizing in a knowledge-based economy, this volume will appeal to scholars and students in business and management, in particular those in innovation management, organization theory and strategic management. Addressing the still open issue of how the firm level should be complemented by studies at the project level of analysis, this book provides theoretical and empirical arguments on the advantages of a more fine-grained level of analysis to understand how firms organize their innovation processes across boundaries.