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Balancing Standardization and Integration in ICT Systems: An Architectural Perspective

  • Young Won ParkEmail author
  • Takahiro Fujimoto
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Part of the Evolutionary Economics and Social Complexity Science book series (EESCS, volume 12)

Abstract

In this chapter, we first review the history of Japanese IT system implementation and define various IT requirements that serve both advanced market standards and emerging market needs. Then, we introduce some examples of Korean firms using a global standard IT system (GSIS). The essence of this effective ambidextrous strategy is to maximize strengths and complement weaknesses, which requires the synergistic combination of an integral architecture IT system (i.e., integrated manufacturing IT system (IMIS)) and an open modular architecture IT system (global standard IT system (GSIS)). We therefore present the IT system evolution of Japanese firms from a product architecture perspective. By adopting a dialectic approach, we provide a framework that identifies the dynamic relationships among integrated manufacturing IT system (IMIS), global standard IT system (GSIS), and global integrated manufacturing IT system (GIMIS). Thus, a global integrated manufacturing IT system (GIMIS) is the synergistic combination of IMIS and GSIS. We then investigate further through case studies of Japanese global firms and illustrate how to implement the said global integrated manufacturing IT system (GIMIS).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of Humanities and Social SciencesSaitama UniversitySaitamaJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of EconomicsThe University of TokyoBunkyo-KuJapan

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