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EBOOK ´ EPUB Design Rules ã FREE ✓ DANPASHLEY Æ ❴Reading❵ ➶ Design Rules, Vol. 1: The Power of Modularity Author Carliss Y. Baldwin – Danpashley.co.uk We live in a dynamic economic and commerical world surrounded by objects of remarkable complexity and power In many industries changeEmbraced the concept of modularity building complex products from smaller subsystems that can be designed independently yet function together as a whole Modularity freed designers to experiment with different approaches as long as they obeyed the established design rules Drawing upon the literatures of industrial organization real options and computer architecture the authors provide insight into the forces of change that drive today's econom Produit conforme a la description Livré dans le temps préconisé

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We live in a dynamic economic and commerical world surrounded by objects of remarkable complexity and power In many industries changes in products and technologies have brought with them new kinds of firms and forms of organization We are discovering news ways of structuring work of bringing buyers and sellers together and of creating and using market information Although our fast moving economy often seems to be outside of our influence or co Brilliant insights so far Taking my time to absorb it as it is heavy going Years of research in this book

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Design Rules Vol 1 The Power of ModularityNtrol human beings create the things that create the market forces Devices software programs production processes contracts firms and markets are all the fruit of purposeful action they are designed Using the computer industry as an example Carliss Y Baldwin and Kim B Clark develop a powerful theory of design and industrial evolution They argue that the industry has experienced previously unimaginable levels of innovation and growth because it Opening the black box of technological and industrial progress Baldwin and Clark introduce the notion that technology is a set of tasks and the organization mirrors the design of the artifact that it producesThe authors model builds upon the work of John Holland Stuart Kauffman and Brian Arthur from the Santa Fe institute on Complex Adaptive systems CAS CAS have four properties1 Each of these systems is a network of many agents acting in parallel The control of these agents is highly dispersed2 The CAS has many levels of organization with agents at any one level serving as the building blocks for agents at the higher level Further CAS are constantly revising and rearranging their building blocks as they gain experience Baldwin and Clark carefully document four layers operating in the computer industry The global financial system the markets for goods and labor organizations and the design and production of computers In Addition the authors describe the six modular operators the complete set of options that can be used by agents to modify the system that can be used at any level3 All CAS anticipate the future The various models whether implicit or explicit assumptions are constantly tested refined and rearranged as the system gains experience Baldwin and Clark assume that designers see and seek value with value being measure in the global financial system4 CAS typically have many niches each one exploited by an agent adapted to fill that niche Moreover the very act of filling a niche opens up new niches Thus there is no euilibrium in these models it is not about a punctuated euilibrium The process is a constant search for an improved fit with the environment Moreover the clock speed of the process should match the environmentThis book has deep implications for practitioners and scholars interested in understanding the new economy I highly recommend the text