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MANUFACTURING STRATEGY AND BUSINESS ORIGIN OF NEW VENTURE FIRMS IN THE COMPUTER AND COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT INDUSTRIES

Published on Jan 5, 2009in Production and Operations Management2.17
· DOI :10.1111/j.1937-5956.1992.tb00339.x
Patricia P. McDougall33
Estimated H-index: 33
(Georgia Institute of Technology),
Richard H. Deane13
Estimated H-index: 13
(College of Business Administration),
Derrick E. D'Souza15
Estimated H-index: 15
(UNT: University of North Texas)
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With the use of questionnaire data from owners, presidents, CEOs, and chairmen of boards and a logistic regression approach, we analyzed the manufacturing strategies of 64 new-venture firms in the computer and communications equipment manufacturing industries. We found statistically significant differences in manufacturing posture as a function of whether the new venture was corporate-sponsored or independent (i.e., new venture origin). The findings suggest that independent firms attack the market with superior product quality with the use of technology in the public domain. They offer a narrow range of products directed to a few large customers and do not make developing new products a primary issue. In contrast, corporate-sponsored tirms are less concerned with superior product quality but emphasize patented technology and new product development. They provide a broader range of products and service smaller customer orders.
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Published on Dec 1, 1985in Interfaces0.73
Charles H. Fine23
Estimated H-index: 23
(MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology),
Arnoldo C. Hax21
Estimated H-index: 21
(MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Manufacturing strategy is a critical part of the firm's corporate and business strategies, comprising a set of well-coordinated objectives and action programs aimed at securing a long-term, sustainable advantage over competitors. It should be consistent with the firm's overall strategies, as well as with other functional strategies. A methodology for designing such manufacturing strategies has been successfully tested in actual manufacturing environments, including the Packard Electric Division ...
Published on Jun 1, 1989in Journal of Management9.06
L. M. Corbett E. E. Adam Jr N. J. Harr24
Estimated H-index: 24
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Paul M. Swamidass9
Estimated H-index: 9
(MU: University of Missouri)
Manufacturing strategy research, together with service operations and strategy research, form the background for an examination of operations management. Although much of the assessment and critique is directed at operations strategy, traditional operations management issues such as technology, productivity, and quality also come under scrutiny as to their role in strategy. This review identifies three common themes and seven missing themes in the literature, contrasting the "'content" variables...
Published on May 1, 1989in Strategic Management Journal5.57
Suresh Kotha18
Estimated H-index: 18
(NYU: New York University),
Daniel Orne3
Estimated H-index: 3
(RPI: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
This paper provides a conceptual framework that links manufacturing to business unit strategy and focuses on developing the notion of 'generic manufacturing strategies' at the strategic business unit (SBU) level. Specifically, an explicit conceptual link is drawn between 'generic' business unit strategies and 'generic' functional structures in manufacturing. It is proposed that the alternate manufacturing structures implicitly represent 'generic manufacturing strategies'. Drawing on ideas and co...
Published on Jan 1, 1989
Ralph Biggadike1
Estimated H-index: 1
One way companies grow is to launch new businesses into product markets where they have not previously competed.
Published on Dec 1, 1987in Journal of Business Venturing6.33
Ian C. MacMillan41
Estimated H-index: 41
(UPenn: University of Pennsylvania),
Diana L. Day8
Estimated H-index: 8
(UPenn: University of Pennsylvania)
Abstract This article reports a study of the effect of aggressive entry by firms venturing into new industrial markets. There are three main sets of results: First , there is a significant correlation between the competitive attractiveness of the target industry and the initial share objective set by the corporation venturing into that industry. Second , the downstream share objective, set at the launch of the venture is significantly correlated with several key marketing strategy and investment...
Published on Jun 1, 1987in Journal of Management9.06
A Sigismundhuff24
Estimated H-index: 24
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Rhonda K. Reger1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)
This article reviews research on the process of strategic management reported over the last six years in seven leading journals. Nine " 'streams" of work are identified and critiqued. The field is described as giving continuing attention to the possibilities and problems of strategic planning and decision making, but also moving into new areas of research-especially the problem of how the attention of decision makers is directed toward specific agendas for action. We recommend more studies that ...
Published on Apr 1, 1987in Management Science4.22
Paul M. Swamidass17
Estimated H-index: 17
(IU: Indiana University Bloomington),
William T. Newell2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UW: University of Washington)
In recent years, researchers and practitioners are paying increasing attention to the phenomenon of manufacturing strategy. However, there exists no formal theory of manufacturing strategy to explain the phenomenon. There is a real need for empirical studies for the development of such a theory. This study takes a step in that direction by clarifying, organizing and integrating terms and concepts relevant to manufacturing strategy in the process of conducting an empirical investigation of key ma...
Published on Jun 1, 1986in Journal of Management9.06
Liam Fahey5
Estimated H-index: 5
(BU: Boston University),
H. Kurt Christensen2
Estimated H-index: 2
(NU: Northwestern University)
This article defines the domain of strategy content research as embracing decisions about the goals, scope, and/or competitive strategies of a corporation or one of its business units. It reviews and evaluates several important streams of strategy content research (goals, diversification, strategic groups, market share, competitive strategy taxonomies, and stages of market evolution) in terms of the relationships among environmental conditions, strategic decisions, and performance results. It al...
Published on Dec 1, 1985in Journal of Business Venturing6.33
Alex Miller12
Estimated H-index: 12
(UT: University of Tennessee),
Bill Camp1
Estimated H-index: 1
(OSU: Oklahoma State University–Stillwater)
Examines the characteristics of young corporate ventures (CV) that can aid in predicting the financial performance of these ventures. Data used in the analysis were obtained from the PIMS database. Eighty-four ventures that had an average age of eight years were analyzed. The results show that it is important for these ventures to be in high-growth industries. The third of the ventures examined that had the highest growth had a return on investment (ROI) that was three times that of those ventur...
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Published on Mar 1, 2018in Research Policy5.42
Katrin Hussinger20
Estimated H-index: 20
(University of Luxembourg),
Johannes M.H. Dick1
Estimated H-index: 1
(AXA),
Dirk Czarnitzki38
Estimated H-index: 38
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
Corporate venture investments are an established means for incumbent firms to access radical innovation. Drawing from a behavioural agency framework, we distinguish two mechanisms that govern the relationship between corporate venture investment and radical innovation, the safety net that corporate sponsors provide and control incentives. While the safety net induces a gap between the radical innovation success of corporate ventures (CVs) and ventures without a corporate sponsor, the superior ra...
Published on Feb 6, 2017in Benchmarking: An International Journal
Balkrishna E. Narkhede8
Estimated H-index: 8
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to assess the implications of organizational knowledge, source of information and functional orientation, resource-based view of the manufacturing and global orientation, on manufacturing practices which include advanced manufacturing strategies. Design/methodology/approach An empirical study approach has been used to assess the implications of advanced manufacturing strategies on firm performance. Findings This paper provides a framework for managers to: ass...
Published on Jan 1, 2017
Eve D. Rosenzweig13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Emory University),
Elliot Bendoly30
Estimated H-index: 30
(OSU: Ohio State University)
Published on Aug 1, 2016in Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research0.56
Yi Tao2
Estimated H-index: 2
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Loo Hay Lee30
Estimated H-index: 30
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Ek Peng Chew22
Estimated H-index: 22
In this work, a system dynamics simulation approach is proposed to evaluate the effect of sharing information with partners in a supply chain when it is faced with supply-related disruptions which severely affect the product manufacturing. We focus on a simple two-echelon supply chain involving one retailer and two suppliers, and study the retailer’s decision on allocating orders between the suppliers. Three specific settings of information sharing by the suppliers are investigated: (i) no infor...
Published on Jan 1, 2016
Balkrishna E. Narkhede8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute)
Alfredo Bueno-Solano2
Estimated H-index: 2
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Miguel Gastón Cedillo-Campos7
Estimated H-index: 7
Understanding disruptions and how their effects propagate through the supply chain is critical to promote security and efficient movement of goods. This research proposes a system dynamics model as an effective quantitative approach for analyzing the effects of the materialization and simultaneous propagation of disruptions produced by terrorist acts on global supply chains performance. The article shows that the impact on inventory levels in the supply chain can increase 600% compared to normal...
Published on Jun 1, 2012in Journal of Strategic Marketing
Fu-Mei Chuang2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Lboro: Loughborough University),
Robert E. Morgan31
Estimated H-index: 31
(Cardiff University),
Matthew J. Robson16
Estimated H-index: 16
(University of Leeds)
We investigate the role of Chinese clan culture in influencing firms' strategic orientations and new product performance outcomes in this transitional economy. We also test the moderating effects of the type of marketing venture (independent or corporate) pursued and the type of product development strategy (improved or novel) employed. We report the results of an empirical study of 187 high-technology new product, marketing ventures in China. The extant literature is replete with examinations o...
Published on Jan 1, 2012
Sirirat Sae Lim3
Estimated H-index: 3
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Kw Platts34
Estimated H-index: 34
,
Tim Minshall14
Estimated H-index: 14
In the UK as more and more traditional manufacturing is being outsourced to lower-cost countries, the development of manufacturing start-up companies is increasingly perceived as important in sustaining a competitive UK manufacturing base. However, start-up companies are often associated with a high failure rate, particularly during the early stages of operation. As they have yet to build up the strength and resources to sustain them through internal and external crises, start-ups operate under ...
Esteban Miguel Lafuente González12
Estimated H-index: 12
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Rodrigo Rabetino9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Autonomous University of Barcelona)
Purpose – The objective of this paper is to examine the impact that certain human capital variables have over employment growth of small firms in Romania.Design/methodology/approach – The human capital components considered in this paper are education, previous work experience, employment motivations, the presence of entrepreneurial teams, and the presence of family members in the firm. To attain the objective of the paper we carry out a regression analysis using a rich data set of 635 Romanian ...
Published on Jan 1, 2010in Organizational Research Methods6.55
Lawrence A. Plummer10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Clemson University)
Measures used in entrepreneurship research are often subject to spatial dependence. Spatial dependence renders ordinary least squares (OLS) estimation inappropriate because the estimates will be biased, inconsistent, and/or inefficient. The aims of this article are (a) to demonstrate how spatial dependence is especially problematic for entrepreneurship research and (b) to arm researchers with spatial modeling techniques that are more appropriate for such analysis. As such, not only will this art...