Knowledge Integration Challenges when Outsourcing Manufacturing
2011 (English)In: Knowledge Integration & Innovation: Critical Challenges Facing International Technology-based Firms / [ed] Christian Berggren, Anna Bergek, Lars Bengtsson, Michael Hobday, Jonas Söderlund, Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2011, 205-227 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Being R&D intensive has traditionally been seen as an impediment to outsourcing. This study confirms that empirically this was the case for a set of manufacturing industries in The Netherlands in the early 1990s, but also shows that R&D intensity became a positive predictor for changes in outsourcing levels over the 1990s, suggesting firms in R&D intensive industries have increasingly started to rely on partnership relations with outside suppliers. This confirms the need to move the analysis from scale, opportunism and appropriation concerns to a relational perspective when studying outsourcing in R&D intensive industries.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2011. 205-227 p.
Technological innovations, Organizational change, Knowledge management
Tekniska innovationer, Organisationsförändringar, Kunskapshantering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-72757ISBN: 978-0-19-969392-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-72757DiVA: diva2:462160