Designing Collaborative Manufacturing Solutions for SMEs: A Case Study

Agnieszka Radziwon, Marcel Bogers, Arne Bilberg

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In this paper, we investigate how small manufacturing companies can apply open innovation in the context of process innovation. We present a case study, with embedded action research elements, of a particular set of SMEs that implement a collaborative solution for manufacturing processes. We specifically examine how these SMEs collaborate with both competitors and complementors in an innovative automation project. The findings include a decreasing importance of monetary motivation, a direct competitors paradox, and leadership and ownership's issues, on both inter- and intra-company level.
TitelProceedings of the XXV ISPIM Conference : Innovation for Sustainable Economy & Society
Antal sider14
ForlagLappeenranta University of Technology Press
Publikationsdatojun. 2014
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-952-265-591-2
StatusUdgivet - jun. 2014
BegivenhedXXV ISPIM Conference: Innovation for Sustainable Economy & Society - Dublin, Irland
Varighed: 8. jun. 201411. jun. 2014


KonferenceXXV ISPIM Conference


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