This research addresses the mutual evolution of
competencies and inter-organisational relationships, by
using a longitudinal case study approach.
The empirical phenomena that we investigate involve the
professional research and development services offered by
VTT Electronics, the contract research organisation.
Within this context, we are interested in the
relationships of one of the focal research groups of the
organisation. Examples will be provided by the research
and development of fault diagnosis systems, computers
embedded in various kinds of electronic products designed
for real-time condition monitoring.
The evolution of the research and development
relationships in the field of fault diagnosis between VTT
Electronics and its research partners and customers will
be analysed from the late eighties to the present date.
The analysis, mainly based on written case data,
addresses both the basic characteristics of fault
diagnosis competence and the effect of their changes on
the relationships of the focal organisation.
Finally, some empirical, theoretical and managerial
implications of our analysis will be presented.
|Place of Publication||Espoo|
|Publisher||VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland|
|Number of pages||70|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
|MoE publication type||Not Eligible|
- research and development
- customer relationships
- industrial networks
- fault diagnosis
- organization theory