Governance of supplier collaboration in technologically uncertain NPD projects
2015 (English)In: Industrial Marketing Management, ISSN 0019-8501, E-ISSN 1873-2062, Industrial Marketing Management, ISSN 0019-8501, Vol. 49, 116-127 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Firms that are searching for new technologies from suppliers through collaborative new product development (NPD) need to devise effective approaches for governing the supplier relationship. Based on in-depth case studies of four collaborative NPD projects, this paper shows that in projects with a high degree of uncertainty (1) firms achieve governance by simultaneously limiting supplier involvement and allowing for high levels of collaboration, (2) transactional and relational governance have distinct roles in achieving limited supplier involvement and establishing high levels of collaboration, and (3) transactional and relational governance are organizationally separated. These findings have implications for the complementary use of relational and transactional governance, as well as for the role of purchasing and R&D in technologically uncertain NPD projects.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2015. Vol. 49, 116-127 p.
New product development; Uncertainty; Governance; Supplier collaboration; Transactional
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-114890DOI: 10.1016/j.indmarman.2015.04.006ISI: 000359885500013OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-114890DiVA: diva2:792908