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Novak, Sharon

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Works: 12 works in 21 publications in 1 language and 126 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Catalogs  Film catalogs 
Classifications: HB1, 330
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Complementarity among vertical integration decisions evidence from automobile product development by Sharon Novak( Computer File )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
This paper examines complementarity among vertical integration decisions in automobile product development. Though most research assumes that contracting choices are independent of each other, contracting complementarity arises when the returns to a single vertical integration decision are increasing in the level of vertical integration associated with other contracting choices. First, effective coordination may depend on the level of (non-contractible) effort on the part of each agent; contracting complementarity results if coordination efforts are interdependent and vertical integration facilitates a higher level of non-contractible effort. Second, effective coordination may require the disclosure of proprietary trade secrets, and the potential for expropriation by external suppliers may induce complementarity among vertical integration choices. We provide evidence for complementarity in product development contracting by taking advantage of a detailed dataset that includes the level of vertical integration and the contracting environment for individual automobile systems in the luxury automobile segment. Using an instrumental variables framework that distinguishes complementarity from unobserved firm-level factors, the evidence is consistent with the hypothesis that contracting complementarity is an important driver of vertical integration choices. The findings suggest that contracting complementarity may be particularly important when coordination is important to achieve but difficult to monitor
How does outsourcing affect performance dynamics? evidence from the automobile industry by Sharon Novak( Computer File )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
This paper examines the impact of vertical integration on the dynamics of performance over the automobile product development lifecycle. Building on recent work in organizational economics and strategy, we evaluate the relationship between vertical integration and different performance margins. Outsourcing facilitates access to cutting-edge technology and the use of high-powered performance contracts. Vertical integration allows firms to adapt to unforeseen contingencies and customer feedback, maintain more balanced incentives over the lifecycle, and develop firm-specific capabilities over time. Together, these effects highlight a crucial tradeoff: while outsourcing is associated with higher levels of initial performance, vertical integration will be associated with performance improvement over the product lifecycle. We test these ideas using detailed data from the luxury automobile segment, establishing three key results. First, initial performance is declining in the level of vertical integration. Second, the level of performance improvement is significantly increasing in the level of vertical integration. Finally, the impact of vertical integration on alternative performance margins is mediated by the level of pre-existing capabilities, by the salience of opportunities to access external technology leaders, and by the scope for learning over the product lifecycle. Together, the findings highlight a strategic governance tradeoff between short-term performance and the evolution of firm capabilities
Color songs songs for Children by Sharon Novak( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Environmental film list by Sharon Novak( Book )
1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Culture clash : the corporate socialization process meets non-congruent organization subcultures by Sharon Novak( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Fitting teams to the task : product development vs. operations improvement at Saturn and NUMMI by Sharon Novak( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Film list for urban environmental health planning by Sharon Novak( Book )
1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Sourcing by design : product complexity and the supply chain by Sharon Novak( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Sourcing by design : product architecture and the supply chain by Sharon Novak( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Sourcing by design : product architecture and the supply chain by Sharon Novak( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The National Laboratories : keys to a competitive strategy by George C Lodge( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The flat panel display initiative by Sharon Novak( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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