Collaborative innovation with suppliers: a conceptual model for characterising supplier contributions to NPD
2011 (English)Conference paper (Other academic)
It is widely acknowledged that suppliers contribute positively to innovation in New Product Development (NPD). However, it remains rather unclear what suppliers actually contribute to innovation. Based on a literature review focusing on 80 articles and a focus group meeting with strategic purchasing managers, a conceptual framework is developed categorising different supplier inputs to innovation. This model is formulated by characterising supplier inputs on a component level and an architectural level, related to knowledge extension and knowledge reconfi guration, respectively. Further, supplier inputs can be incremental or radical in nature, resulting in either a dependence on the supplier’s process knowledge or the supplier’s technology knowledge. These situations imply different conditions for knowledge integration.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Collaborative innovation; supplier collaboration; supplier input; conceptual model; new product development; literature review; incremental innovation; radical innovation; component; system
Economics and Business
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-79571OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-79571DiVA: diva2:543707
The R&D Management Conference 2011, Norrköping, Sweden 28-30 June