Luk Van Wassenhove

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Working papers are in draft form. This working paper is distributed for purposes of comment and discussion only. It may not be reproduced without permission of the copyright holder. Copies of working papers are available from the author. We study the impact of emissions tax and emissions cap-and-trade regulation on a firm's long-run technology choice and(More)
By necessity, software development has become a critical skill for many industrial firms. Software that captures the intellectual assets of the firm in its products and services increasingly defines the critical path in development and thus governs the firm's speed-to-market. When embedded in hardware, such as with a television or an office copier, software(More)
makers all over the world. Not only does software form the backbone of such industries as banking, airlines, and publishing, it is an increasingly important value-adding component of most consumer products, including televisions, cameras, cars, and mobile phones. I n addition to software's ubiq-uity, the amount of code in most consumer products and systems(More)
Sustainability is a differentiator-type supplier attribute which can affect the total cost of ownership and is of increasing concern to buyer firms. To make a more informed total-cost procurement decision, a buyer can choose to employ one of the proliferating sustainability auditing agencies to audit her potential suppliers, and select a supplier based on(More)
A working paper in the INSEAD Working Paper Series is intended as a means whereby a faculty researcher's thoughts and findings may be communicated to interested readers. The paper should be considered preliminary in nature and may require revision. Abstract-In this paper, we analyze software production problem profiles and their link to the organizational(More)
Software is vital for the success of most firms today. However, software crises are common and examples abound of situations where the competitiveness of firms has been threatened by failures in the production and/or deployment of software. In addition, there is a paucity of published research about the adoption of software management practices within(More)
The notion of " Software Excellence " , i.e., excellence in all aspects of the creation and application of software in the general organizational context, has been modeled in this paper after the European Quality Model. The logic of the model is that in any Software Producing Unit (SPU), Leadership driving Policy & Strategy, (ESI) in collaboration with(More)