Float Glass Innovation in the Flat Glass Industry by Olavi Uusitalo

By Olavi Uusitalo

A thorough research is of extreme value for a research at the impression of technological adjustments on constitution. This publication evaluates the implications of a vaguely selected point of an research. Too extensive a definition of the may perhaps disaggregate sub-industries, processing industries and overseas facets. this is often illustrated by way of revisiting an research upon which the dominant layout version was once dependent. Readers will see and comprehend the results of too widely outlined industries including quantitative learn procedure could have. The booklet argues that the character of the should still outline the extent of the research. this can be performed by means of revisiting the flat glass research, on which Anderson and Tushman’s (1990) dominant layout version is partially dependent. of their examine Anderson and Tushman outlined the flat glass according to four-digit SIC codes. it's argued that this definition was once too vast and it disaggregated vital sub-industries, processing industries and overseas facets. This examine makes use of extra exact research in five-digit SIC codes. The empirical findings of this examine and Anderson and Tushman’s examine are diverse. Their broader definition printed basically the flat glass now not sub-industries: plate glass and sheet glass. in response to this examine the character of the should still outline the extent of the research and function parameter may still outlined be according to effectiveness rather than potency of the innovation. due to those clarifications this examine regards opposite to Anderson and Tushman glide glass because the dominant design.

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Design and methods. Sage Publications, Newbury Park Zander U (1991) Exploiting A technological edge—voluntary and involuntary dissemination of technology. Dissertation, Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm The Glass Industry (TGI) trade journal: several articles and newsletters from the issues of 1960–1984 American Glass Review trade journal: Several articles and newsletters from the issues of 1971–1975 Ceramic Industry Magazine trade journal: several articles and newsletters from the issues of 1960–1980 Chemistry and Industry trade journal: several articles and newsletters from the issues of 1960–1975 Several newsclippings from international business magazines and newspapers (1960–1993) Chapter 4 Flat Glass Industry in 192021980 Abstract This chapter illustrates the flat glass in industry in 1930–1990.

2 Choice of Research Period The period covered by the present research is 60 years (1920–1980). The technological breakthrough, float glass, was introduced in 1959. e. float glass. Thus the year 1920 has been chosen as the starting point. e. 2 Case Study Research 31 major innovations in the flat glass industry before float glass occurred also in this decades. e. float glass. In Anderson’s study the research period ended in 1980. 3 Operationalization and Data Collection The operationalization depends on the needs of the study.

Although the present research does not tackle strategic change at the firm level directly, this conceptualization helps in understanding the empirical data of this study. , it is extremely important to know the industry concerned and the reasons for withdrawing from it. Since industries and reasons for withdrawals change all the time the competition (or internal and external contexts) is (are) best appreciated in a two dimensional way (Pettigrew and Whipp 1991). The dimensions are the levels at which competition operates and the element of time as indicated in Fig.

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