Genesis and Evolution of Interfaces in Product Architecture

Mehmet Donmez, Juliana Hsuan

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Abstract

Interfaces are elements of the product architecture that facilitates innovation and enables an organization to leverage the trade-off between cost and performance of its products. Despite the importance of interfaces for organizations, little is known about their genesis and evolution. In this study, we make one of the initial attempts to define the attributes of interdependencies managed by interfaces, which we call as interface properties, to gain a deeper insight about how interfaces emerge. By relying on secondary case data, we define four interface properties. We discuss the congruence of these properties with Herbert Simon's notion of near decomposability.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2014
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventThe 21st International Annual EurOMA Conference 2014 - University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
Duration: 20 Jun 201425 Jun 2014
Conference number: 21
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ConferenceThe 21st International Annual EurOMA Conference 2014
Number21
Location University of Palermo
CountryItaly
CityPalermo
Period20/06/201425/06/2014
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Donmez, M., & Hsuan, J. (2014). Genesis and Evolution of Interfaces in Product Architecture. Paper presented at The 21st International Annual EurOMA Conference 2014, Palermo, Italy.