Lehtimäki, T., & Komulainen, H. (2020). Matching Co-innovation Project Types to Diverse Customer Relationships: Perspective of an Industrial Technology Supplier. International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, 2050048. https://doi.org/10.1142/s0219877020500480
Matching co-innovation project types to diverse customer relationships : perspective of an industrial technology supplier
|Author:||Lehtimäki, Tuula1; Komulainen, Hanna1|
1Oulu Business School, University of Oulu, P.O. Box 4600, FI-90014, Finland
|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe20201223102741
|Publish Date:|| 2021-11-11
Co-innovation between suppliers and their customers provides important benefits but is not without challenges. Especially in technologically complex industrial context co-innovation projects need careful planning and preparing. Through eight cases, this qualitative study takes the perspective of the supplier and empirically identifies three types of supplier-customer co-innovation projects and for each project type, the supplier’s co-innovation goal, potential matching customer relationships, and related managerial benefits and challenges are described. The results contribute to the co-innovation research by presenting a framework for matching supplier’s co-innovation goals to customer relationship types, which brings out the variety of co-innovation projects that even a single supplier can face and must manage.
International journal of innovation and technology management
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
512 Business and management
Electronic version of an article published as International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, 2020, In press, DOI 10.1142/s0219877020500480 © World Scientific Publishing Company, https://www.worldscientific.com/worldscinet/ijitm.