Supplier selection under technological uncertainty in collaborative NPD projects
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This paper reports on a single-case study where we describe and analyse acollaborative New Product Development (NPD) project that was conductedwith the aim to develop an energy storage unit for integration in advancedpower grid applications. Based on our findings, we suggest that buying firmsmay seek flexibility in supplier selection under technological and strategicuncertainty. Technological uncertainty may cause the firm seek flexibility toquickly be able to change technology. Strategic uncertainty may also implyflexibility due to competition, spillovers and cost factors. The study alsoshows the importance of buyer-suppliers’ compatibility and strategic fit.
Supplier involvement, Case study, Power Systems, R&D Management, Energy storage
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-72220OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-72220DiVA: diva2:458442