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Locked in a capability trap? The case of the composites industry

Chatzimichali, Anna; Yearworth, Michael; Potter, Kevin

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Michael Yearworth

Kevin Potter



Abstract

How can a new material technology create growth? Is having a better material a guarantee for industrial success? This work suggests that technological growth requires a different level of analysis to enable a holistic understanding of issues around the production capability for a new material technology. In this paper issues around the development of the composite material industry are explored. The main tenet behind this work is that the composite industry is locked in a capability trap; the paradox of fixating on seemingly profitable short-term results, while losing focus on the strategic vision. A qualitative study and interviews with experts in composites provide the basic evidence to initiate the discussion around this phenomenon.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Start Date Jul 20, 2014
Publication Date Jul 14, 2014
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Chatzimichali, A., Yearworth, M., & Potter, K. (2014, July). Locked in a capability trap? The case of the composites industry. Paper presented at The 2014 International Conference of the System Dynamics Society
Keywords composite industry
Publisher URL https://www.systemdynamics.org/assets/conferences/2014/proceed/papers/P1051.pdf
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : The 2014 International Conference of the System Dynamics Society

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