at the core of future systems integration capabilities of the manufacturers of large technical systems (Davies 2003, Chapter Sixteen, this volume). Whether this implies new forms of organizing large industrial enterprises active in this sector of the economy remains to be seen, and should be the object of further inquiry.
A previous draft of this chapter was presented at a seminar at the Business History Unit of the London School of Economics. The author would like to thank the Unit's Director, Terry Gourvish and the seminar participants for stimulating comments and discussions. The chapter also benefited greatly from the insightful comments and suggestions of book editor Andy Davies. Remaining errors are solely attributable to the author. Financial support from Jan Wallander's and Tom Hedelius' Foundation for Social Science Research and The Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation is gratefully acknowledged.
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