Autoren: Ole Frauen (Volkswagen), Arnd Huchzermeier & Jürgen Mihm (INSEAD)
Abstract: Large organizations that develop complex products are faced with the question of how to allocate and decompose product development work across geographic, legal or organizational boundaries. It offers immense potential to flexibility, innovative capability, as well as time and cost savings. Nonetheless, the implementation continues being a challenge to many companies in practice. Based on an extensive data collection of one of the biggest car manufacturer worldwide, we examine the performance of offshoring, outsourcing and the network effects in product development.