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Publisher DOI: 10.1017/pds.2021.80
Title: Current trends and developments of product modularisation – a bibliometric analysis
Language: English
Authors: Mertens, Kai Gustav 
Rennpferdt, Christoph  
Greve, Erik 
Krause, Dieter  
Meyer, Matthias 
Keywords: Collaborative design; Digitalisation; Industry 4.0; Product Modularisation; Sustainability
Issue Date: 27-Jul-2021
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Source: Proceedings of the Design Society 1: 801-810 (2021)
Abstract (english): 
Product modularisation continuously draws attention of scholars and practitioners since it supports organizations and industries to sustain in high product and service variety at reasonable costs and greater flexibility. This paper aims at revealing current trends and developments in the field of product modularisation by identifying the intellectual structure using a bibliometric review. Our sample accrues 1,366 publications from 2016 up to 2020 across disciplines while using bibliometric coupling composes a network. Analysing the network on similarities, we can not only find clusters of servitisation, closed-loop supply chains, and platform collaboration, because we also identify three trends of digital innovation, sustainability, and platform eco-systems. An analysis of authors currently indicates less integrated communities, which do not entirely refer to each other despite the similarity in their research. Collectively, the study suggests a timely update of current scholar activities and discussions in the field of product modularisation.
Conference: 23rd International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2021 
DOI: 10.15480/882.4518
ISSN: 2732-527X
Journal: Proceedings of the Design Society 
Institute: Produktentwicklung und Konstruktionstechnik M-17 
Controlling und Simulation W-1 
Document Type: Chapter/Article (Proceedings)
License: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives) CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives)
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