Publication Type

Journal Article

Version

Postprint

Publication Date

6-1998

Abstract

Extrapolating from the results of a 10-year INSEAD Survey, the author offers some views on the future for manufacturing in Europe. The model on which the Survey was based indicates that competitive priorities and action plans in manufacturing changed over the 10-year period. Taking lessons from these, the author makes some 'informed guesses' on the future implications for European manufacturers in the form of seven normative features: innovation in the value package; close integration between manufacturing and service; the importance of internationalism; flexible project-based organisation; more integrated management of the value added chain; successful transformation of operational programmes into strategic programmes; and building a knowledge-based organisation.

Keywords

manufacturing industry, Europe, competition, action plans, innovation, internationalism

Discipline

Business Administration, Management, and Operations | Operations and Supply Chain Management

Research Areas

Operations Management

Publication

European Management Journal

Volume

16

Issue

2

First Page

262

Last Page

271

ISSN

0263-2373

Identifier

10.1016/S0263-2373(98)00003-6

Publisher

Elsevier

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0263-2373(98)00003-6