Dynamics of Long-Life Assets: From Technology Adaptation to Upgrading the Business Model

Stefan N. Grösser (Editor), Arcadio Reyes-Lecuona (Editor), Göran Granholm (Editor)

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    The editors present essential methods and tools to support a holistic approach to the challenge of system upgrades and innovation in the context of high-value products and services. The approach presented here is based on three main pillars: an adaptation mechanism based on a broad understanding of system dependencies; efficient use of system knowledge through involvement of actors throughout the process; and technological solutions to enable efficient actor communication and information handling. The book provides readers with a better understanding of the factors that influence decisions, and put forward solutions to facilitate the rapid adaptation to changes in the business environment and customer needs through intelligent upgrade interventions. Further, it examines a number of sample cases from various contexts including car manufacturing, utilities, shipping and the furniture industry. The book offers a valuable resource for both academics and practitioners interested in the upgrading of capital-intensive products and services.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages356
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-45437-5, 978-3-319-45438-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    MoE publication typeD6 Edited professional books


    • Emerging Technologies
    • 3D Technology
    • Internet of Things
    • Cloud Solutions
    • Fog Solutions
    • Complexity Modeling
    • Big Data
    • Community of Practice
    • Virtual Reality
    • Human-Centric Design
    • Production Systems
    • Business Model Innovation

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