Joining supply and demand conditions of IT enabled change: toward an economic theory of inter-firm modularisation Online publication date: Wed, 02-Apr-2014
by Judith Gebauer; Joseph T. Mahoney
International Journal of Strategic Change Management (IJSCM), Vol. 5, No. 2, 2014
Abstract: This paper examines emergent information systems and technologies and explains under what supply and demand conditions inter-firm modularisation of information-based products and services and subsequent vertical de-integration of organisations is more likely. Research in organisational economics identifies transactional attributes such as coordination costs, asset specificity, and the economic non-separability problem to help explain and predict vertical de-integration. We extend this perspective by considering the modularisation of information-based products and services that is noticeable to the customer to develop a framework that joins the four cornerstones of (a) transaction-related efforts; (b) commitment-related contractual risks; (c) measurement-related contractual risks; and (d) modularisation-related impacts on value.
Online publication date: Wed, 02-Apr-2014
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Strategic Change Management (IJSCM):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:
Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.
If you still need assistance, please email email@example.com