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The Emergence of New Industrial Activities: Fusing Services and Manufacture - TENIA , Final Report, EUR 21610

Project ID: HPSE-CT-2001-00100


TENIA has examined structural change in European industry resulting from rapid innovation. Such innovation transforms extant sectoral systems by affecting their basic elements including products, agents, learning processes, interaction among agents, and selection processes. Six emerging hybrid activity areas have been studied in depth, chosen from three broader sectors: e-commerce, business data communications, and multimedia. They include:
- M-Commerce.
- Mobile Data Communications.
- Dedicated Network Services Such as ASPs and Data Warehousing Service.s
- Electronic Book and Cross Media Production.
- Educational Software.
- Multimedia Services on Digital Television Platforms.
The investigation emphasized the process of hybridization, considered to involve a variety of processes related to combining (fusing) distinct knowledge or competence to offer services or products. It was conceptualized as the construction of 'platforms' involving co-specialised assets constructed through processes of interactive learning and knowledge exchange within companies or between companies. Al six hybrid activity areas have been analyzed across five EU member countries: Denmark, Germany, Greece, Italy, and the United Kingdom.

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