Do Modular Products Lead To Modular Organizations ?

  title={Do Modular Products Lead To Modular Organizations ?},
  author={Glenn Hoetker},
The tacit assumption that increased product modularity is associated with advantageous increases in organizational modularity underlies much of the literature on modularity. Previous empirical investigations of this assumption, few in number, have faced numerous confounding factors and generated conflicting results. I build a causal model for the relationship between product and organizational modularity, which I test using a distinctive empirical setting that controls for confounding factors… CONTINUE READING
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