A conceptual model and illustrative research framework for inter-organizational innovation

Matheus, Thomas (2009) A conceptual model and illustrative research framework for inter-organizational innovation. Management Research News, 32 (3). pp. 254-271. ISSN 0140-9174

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/01409170910943110


Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to develop an integrated model, which incorporates the influence of different dimensions of power on various sub-components of continuous innovation in inter-firm networks using the product development process (PDP) as the unit of analysis. Design/methodology/approach – A theoretical framework is developed initially. The theoretical framework is supported by two illustrative examples from the aerospace industry. Semi-structured interviews, observation and template analysis are proposed as suitable data collection and analysis methods.
Findings – The paper offers a view on how the PDP is facilitated and/or constrained due to this interweavement. The paper offers five tentative initial templates surrounding the themes discussed.
Research limitations/implications – The conceptual framework is still in its nascent stage and requires substantial empirical work. As the relationships between power and knowledge in inter-firm networks are currently under-researched it might be worthwhile considering a qualitative approach to widen our understanding of the interrelationships of the concepts before embarking on a quantitative research endeavour.
Originality/value – This paper provides a conceptual model of how four dimensions of power influence the integration of sub-components of continuous innovation throughout the high-phased stage-gate process in an inter-firm network.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: System analysis, organizational innovation
Subjects: N200 Management studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2010 10:27
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 11:34
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1032

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