2010- Working Papers: Technology and Information Systems

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The unfulfilled (or delayed) dreamliner’s dream:  The case of the Boeing 787 dreamliner, 8 pp.
V. Holzmann and A. Shenhar
(Working Paper No. 3/2010)

The commercial aircraft market is characterized by extremely high entry barriers for several reasons, including massive capital requirements, increase of productivity over life cycle, intensive R&D and engineering experte.  The ambitious program of the 787 Dreamliner initiated by Boeing at the beginning of the 21st ury put forward new challenges. It is quite likely that one day, the Dreamliner’s problems will become events of the past and its future business will prove sound and profitable. However the project’s story would stay forever as a lesson on how one should better handle an ambitious and innovative large and expensive system building.

 

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