Stimulating Innovations by Suppliers

Insights from a Multiple Case

Matti Pihlajamaa, Riikka Kaipia, Anna Aminoff

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Abstract

Suppliers are increasingly important as sources of innovations and partners in new product development projects. This requires new management approaches which extend the responsibilities of the purchasing function. We focus on a specific dimension of supplier innovation management outside the usual context of joint new product development projects: how to influence the intensity and direction of suppliers' innovation development and the access to its outcomes, that is, how to stimulate innovations by suppliers? Drawing from a multiple case study of advanced companies, we report on how buying companies can influence their suppliers to gain access to more and better innovations.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event25th Annual IPSERA Conference - Dortmund, Germany
Duration: 20 Mar 201623 Mar 2016

Conference

Conference25th Annual IPSERA Conference
CountryGermany
CityDortmund
Period20/03/1623/03/16

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Innovation
Suppliers
New product development
Development projects
Multiple case study
Innovation management
Sources of innovation
Purchasing
Responsibility

Keywords

  • supplier innovation
  • case study

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Pihlajamaa, M., Kaipia, R., & Aminoff, A. (2016). Stimulating Innovations by Suppliers: Insights from a Multiple Case. Paper presented at 25th Annual IPSERA Conference, Dortmund, Germany.
Pihlajamaa, Matti ; Kaipia, Riikka ; Aminoff, Anna. / Stimulating Innovations by Suppliers : Insights from a Multiple Case. Paper presented at 25th Annual IPSERA Conference, Dortmund, Germany.9 p.
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Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference articleScientific

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