|Lessons from Panasonic: Software Sharing Strategy in the Digital Products Market
|The 14th International Conference of the European Association for Japanese Studies
|The European Association for Japanese Studies
|This study focuses on component sharing across product categories, in contrast to earlier work which examined component sharing within a specific category, and makes a proposal for research into component sharing strategy. Cross-category component sharing diversifies function and enhances product performance by transferring new knowledge between categories, in addition to streamlining development, as previously noted.