This chapter and the next three consider the alternative means through which a contracting strategy is devised and implemented. Chapter 5 identifies the sources of added value generated through a greater degree of specialization––what the management literature refers to as the focus on the organization's distinctive capabilities. The different parts of the chapter are as follows: Redefining organizational boundaries; How does specialization add value? Specialization and competition; Patterns of specialization; and Who benefits from specialization?
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