Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Integrating knowledge with suppliers at the R&D-manufacturing interface
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Project Innovations and Entrepreneurship. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Project Innovations and Entrepreneurship. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5427-3560
Department of Business Administration, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.
2014 (English)In: Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, ISSN 1741-038X, E-ISSN 1758-7786, Vol. 25, no 2, 240-257 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose – Many manufacturing firms source components and subsystems from suppliers. Consequently, the suppliers' product and manufacturing knowledge is a central concern at the interface between R&D and manufacturing. This paper aims to specifically investigate how supplier knowledge is integrated and what role trust plays in knowledge integration with suppliers at the R&D-manufacturing interface.

Design/methodology/approach – The study is based on qualitative case studies of two different collaborations with suppliers at one firm.

Findings – Two distinct processes are identified. First, capturing represents knowledge integration through decoupling, for which a basic level of trust specifically with regard to the competence of the supplier is necessary. Capturing can take place through interactions that are limited in time and scope. Second, joint learning represents a coupled knowledge integration process and takes place during a more extended period of time preceding and following the R&D-manufacturing interface and builds on relational-based trust.

Practical implications – The interface between R&D and manufacturing needs to be extended to include a focus on suppliers' contributions in terms of product and manufacturing knowledge. The choice for suitable knowledge integration processes needs to be guided by concerns about the level of trust and the character of the supplier contributions.

Originality/value – The paper adds new insights to previous literature by distinguishing between different types of knowledge integration processes and levels of trust. It bridges the gap between innovation and operations management and clearly shows that the interface between R&D and manufacturing crosses organizational borders.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2014. Vol. 25, no 2, 240-257 p.
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-106411DOI: 10.1108/JMTM-12-2013-0171Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84897878895OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-106411DiVA: diva2:715936
Available from: 2014-05-07 Created: 2014-05-07 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
In thesis
1. Buyer-Supplier Innovation: Managing Supplier Knowledge in Collaborative Innovation
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Buyer-Supplier Innovation: Managing Supplier Knowledge in Collaborative Innovation
2015 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2015. 98 p.
Series
Linköping Studies in Science and Technology. Dissertations, ISSN 0345-7524 ; 1726
National Category
Business Administration Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-122506 (URN)978-91-7685-893-6 (ISBN)
Supervisors
Note

As David Rosell’s dissertation represents all parts; the articles are finalized, onlya quite limited amount of work remained on the extended summary, and it can beconsidered as a thorough academic work, we (his main advisor AssociateProfessor Nicolette Lakemond and second advisor Assistant Professor CeciliaEnberg) have decided to publish the dissertation in order to make it available tothe research community. The dissertation has not been defended and is notapproved posthumous but only published making it available for the researchcommunity.

Available from: 2015-11-06 Created: 2015-11-06 Last updated: 2015-11-06Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

Integrating knowledge with suppliers at the R&D-manufacturing interface(350 kB)298 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 350 kBChecksum SHA-512
7cc55681f3220a90e5c19320c89637af87d29e45ee336477f31051a076f77ad403c7496679bc827d12137eec686aa5d1ecbfed1c62f90756d56993d022082d5a
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf
fulltext(399 kB)226 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT02.pdfFile size 399 kBChecksum SHA-512
f014f387a20d9a30288be8c70434595e001be31e870bdfffa03ab82b41bc412821641c11583cf6b1b5dcf1bf98de90d7846549eea3c41a1c55b4cd374330991e
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Authority records BETA

Rosell, David T.Lakemond, Nicolette

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Rosell, David T.Lakemond, Nicolette
By organisation
Project Innovations and EntrepreneurshipThe Institute of Technology
In the same journal
Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management
Business Administration

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 524 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 189 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf