The work examines the organizational change of the wind sector in the course of product and value chain modularization. The methodology developed here analyzes modularization using standardized variables and allows a classification of value chains at company and component levels.
Necessary adaptation and learning processes change externalities and location requirements, lead to a reorganization of relationships between components as well as companies and create an organizational discontinuity. This leads ultimately to a new spatial configuration of the industry and its value chains.
Markus Adrian was a research assistant at the Department of Geography at the University of Hamburg. Currently he is working as Export Advisor for Wind Energy at the Consulate General of Denmark in Hamburg.