Peter M. Milling

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The purpose of this paper is to develop a system dynamics model which allows an Original Equipment Manufacturer in the electronics industry to test different value recovery strategies in a Closed-Loop Supply Chain setting. Due to shortening product lifecycles and legislative regulations, companies face the challenge of handling products at their end-of-use(More)
The diffusion of goods showing network externalities differs from that of conventional products. In particular, two effects are important: the bandwagon and the penguin effect. An incrementally refined system dynamics model helps to understand this special diffusion process better. Leverage points for the management of such products can be identified using(More)
Research in the field of production and operations management has been dealing with the phenomenon of competition as well as the phenomenon of cooperation for a long time. One reason for this interest is the fact that cooperations can generate win-winsituations. To reach such a win-win-situation in a supply chain it is necessary to design a planning and(More)
Sustained competitive advantage is a major issue in the field of management research. A growing number of scholars utilize the Dynamic Capabilities View as a reason for over average performance and adaptability of a firm, especially to radical innovations that threaten a firm’s survival. Due to the abstract character of the concept, the nature and impact of(More)
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