Introduction: Procuring complex performance: Studies of innovation in product-service management

Mickey Howard*, Nigel Caldwell

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this introduction we take as our starting point the real-life problems and issues raised in procuring complex performance. Specifi cally, we develop a four-part framework: the defi ciencies in existing procurement, the need for managing for innovation, how to manage what are often established and locked-in markets of one, and fi nally the recurrent theme of complexity. It is particularly in the complexity frame that we bring together the common theme of managing across time in complex performance, what we term temporal dynamics. Our intention is to create a defi nition of the problem space, culminating in a defi nition of procuring complex performance (PCP).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcuring Complex Performance
Subtitle of host publicationStudies of Innovation in Product-Service Management
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780203842058
ISBN (Print)9780415800051
Publication statusPublished - 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • General Business,Management and Accounting


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