Managing Inter-Firm Collaboration in the Fuzzy Front-End: Structure as a Two-Edged Sword

Jacob Høj Jørgensen, René Chester Goduscheit, Carsten Bergenholtz, Erik Stavnsager Rasmussen

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Resumé

Literature on innovation emphasises the potential for organisations to collaborate and
network instead of carrying out innovation individually. Integrating suppliers, customers
and other organisations into the innovation process is perceived as a key to success in
innovation management (Chesbrough, 2003). Furthermore, the management of the initial
phase of the innovation process has proven vital to the overall innovation success (Kim
and Wilemon, 2002b,a). Although the merits of network-based innovations are widely
acknowledged, the managerial challenges of the initial integration of external organisations
in an innovation network are somewhat neglected in the literature. The aim of this paper is
hence to address the challenges that an organisation faces when integrating a plurality of
suppliers, customers and other organisations into the Fuzzy Front End of the innovation
process.
OriginalsprogDansk
TidsskriftInternational Journal of Innovation Management
Vol/bind15
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)145-163
Antal sider19
ISSN1363-9196
StatusUdgivet - 2011

Emneord

  • Innovation Management
  • Fuzzy Front-End
  • Inter-Firm
  • Inter-Organisational
  • Collaboration

Citer dette

Høj Jørgensen, Jacob ; Goduscheit, René Chester ; Bergenholtz, Carsten ; Rasmussen, Erik Stavnsager. / Managing Inter-Firm Collaboration in the Fuzzy Front-End: Structure as a Two-Edged Sword. I: International Journal of Innovation Management. 2011 ; Bind 15, Nr. 1. s. 145-163.
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Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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