Product innovation through module dynamics: A case study

Tomoatsu Shibata

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The modularity of products is progressing in many industries. This paper uses a case study to analyze the process of integrating personal computer (PC) and numerical control (NC) machine tools, and conceptualizes as module dynamics the product innovation that works in modular products. Module dynamics refers to the process of product innovation that occur in highest-order modules of modular products and that is achieved through a two-stage process of partitioning and integrating modules.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-56
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Engineering and Technology Management - JET-M
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Mar
Externally publishedYes


  • Architecture
  • Innovation
  • Modularity
  • Partition and integration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial relations
  • Engineering(all)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Information Systems and Management


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