NEW INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND INDUSTRIAL CHANGE - THE ITALIAN CASE
Based on case studies in the automobile and textile and clothing industries, the study presented in this book analyses in depth the on-going processes of restructuring and innovation related to the introduction and diffusion of telematics. The analysis of some innovative experiences in the evolution of interorganizational systems of firms in both industries considered provided an evaluation of the effects of telematics complementary to that offered by the observations of the strategic and structural modifications within the large oligopolistic firms. The analysis shows that the introduction of telematics seems to act as a major force blurring sharp distinctions between markets and hierarchies and generating a variety of intermediate institutional arrangements (long term contractual relations, joint ventures, etc.) which may modify the present shape of industrial structure and the traditional boundaries between firms. Within the firms telematics seem to interact with substantial organizational innovations, whose major effect is the increase in the dynamics efficiency of organisations due to their ability to deal with uncertainty.
Bibliographic Reference: BOOK, PP 157, HFL 100, 1988, ISBN 90-277-2747-3,, PUBL. BY: KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS GROUP, DORDRECHT, NL
Record Number: 1989126075600 / Last updated on: 1989-05-01
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