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Jan Markus Adrian
Modularization in the Wind Turbine Industry
Discontinuity in the Governance of Value Chains and its Spatial Implications
Bd. 26, 2017, 294 S., 34.90 EUR, 34.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-643-90946-6
The work examines the organizational change of the wind sector in the course of product and value chain modularization. The methodology developed here analyzes modularization using standardized variables and allows a classification of value chains at company and component levels.
Necessary adaptation and learning processes change externalities and location requirements, lead to a reorganization of relationships between components as well as companies and create an organizational discontinuity. This leads ultimately to a new spatial configuration of the industry and its value chains.
Markus Adrian was a research assistant at the Department of Geography at the University of Hamburg. Currently he is working as Export Advisor for Wind Energy at the Consulate General of Denmark in Hamburg.