Elisa Perin

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Due to increasingly sophisticated customers and, at the same time, intensifying competition, companies are paying a growing attention to mass customization [1,2], with many successful implementation cases reported in literature [3]. While more ''visionary'' definitions of mass customization have appeared in literature since the term was coined in the late(More)
1 Firms offering high product variety and customization can paradoxically experience a loss of sales because customers feel overwhelmed by the number of product configurations offered. Sales configurators may be a solution for avoiding this paradox, but relatively few studies have focused on the characteristics they should have in order to overcome this(More)
Literature has recently conceptualized five capabilities that a sales configurator should deploy in order to help avoid the product variety paradox, namely the risk that offering more product variety and customization to the market paradoxically results in a loss of sales. However, no studies have investigated the effect of such capabilities on the value(More)
Keywords: Mass customization Green management Environmental management Embeddedness Path dependence Longitudinal case study a b s t r a c t A growing number of firms today have to cope with the twofold challenge of mass customization (i.e., combining high performance in product customization with high performance in cost, delivery and quality) and green(More)
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