Mechanisms for stimulating supplier innovations

Anna Aminoff, Riikka Kaipia, Matti Pihlajamaa

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientific


    The role of suppliers in innovation has been largely recognized, as the most qualified expertise is located outside the boundaries of a company. The main objective of this paper is to develop, through a systematic literature review and qualitative content analyses, understanding on the means and mechanisms that stimulate supplier innovations. In specific, we aim at answering the following questions: How can the mechanisms and antecedents that enhance supplier innovations be synthesized ? What are the mechanisms suggested specifically to stimulate suppliers to innovate? We focus on companies' possibilities to promote innovations by suppliers, and with suppliers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEurOMA 2015
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    Event22nd EurOMA Conference, EurOMA 2015: Operations Management for Sustainable Competitiveness - Neuchâtel, Switzerland
    Duration: 26 Jun 20151 Jul 2015
    Conference number: 22


    Conference22nd EurOMA Conference, EurOMA 2015
    Abbreviated titleEurOMA 2015


    • innovation
    • buyer-supplier relationships
    • product and service development


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