Product innovation: When should suppliers begin to collaborate?

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Fossas Olalla, Marta and Minguela Rata, Beatriz and López Sánchez, José Ignacio and Fernández Menéndez, José (2015) Product innovation: When should suppliers begin to collaborate? Journal of Business Research, 68 . pp. 1404-1406. ISSN 0148-2963

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2015.01.022



Abstract

This study analyzes how Spanish manufacturing firms' technological collaboration with suppliers affects these firms' product innovation. This research also considers innovation novelty (radical versus incremental). Using the 2007–2010 data from the ESEE (Business Strategies Survey), logistic regression analysis shows that technological collaboration with suppliers is an important factor in the innovation process. Novelty degree is also an important factor because collaboration's effect varies over time: early supplier involvement is not always essential.


Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Suppliers; Technological Collaboration; Product Innovation; Radical/incremental innovation; Firm size
Subjects:Social sciences > Economics > Business enterprises
Social sciences > Economics > Marketing
ID Code:61047
Deposited On:24 Jun 2020 09:15
Last Modified:25 Jun 2020 07:23

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