Purchasing Capabilities for Supplier Innovation in New Product Development
2011 (English)In: Proceedings of the 18th International Product Development Management Conference, Delft, 5-7 June, 2011, Delft, The Netherlands, 2011Conference paper (Refereed)
Getting innovation out of suppliers requires the internal absorption of supplier knowledge. Few studies have analyzed the role of the purchasing function for realizing this innovation potential. The purpose of the paper is to explore the effect of purchasing capabilities on supplier innovation in relation to different supplier product categories and taking into account innovation performance as a strategic priority moderating the relationship. The results of the paper are based on the international purchasing survey (IPS). The results confirm that purchasing capabilities are important for realizing supplier innovation. For strategic products, the effect of purchasing capabilities is leveraged when the firm focuses strategically on innovation. In contrast, for bottleneck and routine products, purchasing capabilities are leveraged when there is a low focus on innovation in the firm. Consequently, firms need to prepare purchasing with the right capabilities to ensure their contribution to the innovation process and the external integration with suppliers.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Delft, The Netherlands, 2011.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-68316OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-68316DiVA: diva2:417849
18th International Product Development Management Conference (IPDMC), Delft, the Netherlands, 5-7 June, 2011
ProjectsKnowledge Integration and Collaboration (KIC)