Friday, June 29, 2007

The whole is more or less the sum of its parts

Have you ever stared at a "Made in XYZ" label and wondered what that means? What information does that capture or not capture? Greg Linden, Kenneth Kraemer and Jason Dedrick of UC Irvine wrote a report entitled "Who Captures Value in a Global Innovation System? The Case of Apple's iPod".

Their analysis was surprising, both in their findings and what they were unable to discern. Manufacturing with a global supply chain is a very complex issue.

Now I don't feel so weird for wondering.

Links:
The NYT wrote about the report
Link to the report in pdf

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