Getting innovation out of suppliers? A conceptual model for characterizing supplier inputs to new product development
2011 (English)In: Proceedings of the 20th Annual IPSERA Conference. Vision 20/20 - preparing today for tomorrows challenges / [ed] Frank Rozemeijer, Martin Wetzels and Lieven Quintens, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 2011, 1054-1068 p.Conference paper, Presentation (Refereed)
There are many studies on supplier collaborations in NPD. However, there is not much written about what suppliers actually contribute to innovation. Based on a literature review focusing on 80 articles we develop a conceptual framework categorizing different supplier inputs to innovation. This model is formulated by characterizing supplier inputs related to the component level and architectural level, and inputs that are incremental or radical in nature. On a component level, supplier inputs can include the definition of the solution or refinement of existing components. On an architectural level it is less likely that suppliers contribute with radical inputs, but suppliers may assist NPD by refining architectural concepts.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Maastricht, The Netherlands, 2011. 1054-1068 p.
Supplier collaboration; knowledge integration; innovation
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-68312ISBN: 978-94-6178-001-0OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-68312DiVA: diva2:417829
20th Annual IPSERA Conference, Maastricht University, 10-13 April 2011
ProjectsKnowledge Integration and Collaboration (KIC)