Beyond Make-Buy : Internalization and Integration of Design and Production

@inproceedings{Ulrich1998BeyondM,
  title={Beyond Make-Buy : Internalization and Integration of Design and Production},
  author={Karl T. Ulrich and David J. Ellison},
  year={1998}
}
Much recent attention in industrial practice has been centered on the question of which activities a manufacturing firm should complete for itself and for which it should rely on outside suppliers. This issue, generally labeled the “make-buy” decision, has received substantial theoretical and empirical attention. In this paper we broaden the scope of the make-buy decision to include product design decisions as well as production decisions. First we examine independently the decisions of whether… CONTINUE READING