How Does Outsourcing Affect Performance Dynamics? Evidence From The Automobile Industry
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Overview: This research paper from Northwestern University examines the impact of vertical integration on the dynamics of performance in the context of automobile product development. Building on recent work in organizational economics and strategy, it examines a number of detailed case studies to evaluate the relationship between vertical integration and different performance margins. This paper proposes and implements a novel approach for evaluating the relationship between performance and vertical integration.