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Valuing architecture for strategic purposes : comments on applying the dependency structure matrix with real options theory

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dc.contributor.advisor Paul Carlile and Ali A. Yassine. en_US Sharman, David M. (David Maynard), 1966- en_US
dc.contributor.other System Design and Management Program. en_US 2008-11-07T20:18:41Z 2008-11-07T20:18:41Z 2002 en_US 2002 en_US
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, System Design & Management Program, 2002. en_US
dc.description Also issued in leaves. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 232-236). en_US
dc.description.abstract Analysis of product and organisational architecture using dependency structure matrices to describe a series of domains, in conjunction with real options theory, assists in predicting the strategic capabilities of either existing or potential products and organisations, and likely optimal or maximal rates of change. This assists in predicting the extent to which technologically dependent organisations can realistically create and capture value from a portfolio approach as a number of technology conglomerates currently seek to do. It also goes some way towards explaining why existing organisations find it difficult to create or exploit new knowledge and thereby helps explain why many synergies remain unrealised. This suggests that strategic leadership of technology conglomerates must be by people who possess either the tacit knowledge of the financial, organisational and technical aspects of the business, or who possess explicit tools to bridge any gaps. Given that explicit financial tools are available, in the absence of unique individuals the strategic planning process needs to incorporate measures designed to a priori check that the proposed strategies will result in technical knowledge creation and organisational value capture. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by David M. Sharman. en_US
dc.format.extent 242 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
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dc.subject System Design and Management Program. en_US
dc.title Valuing architecture for strategic purposes : comments on applying the dependency structure matrix with real options theory en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department System Design and Management Program. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 50944945 en_US

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