Mechanisms for stimulating supplier innovations

Anna Aminoff, Riikka Kaipia, Matti Pihlajamaa

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The role of suppliers in innovation has been largely recognized, as the most qualified expertise is located outside the boundaries of a company. The main objective of this paper is to develop, through a systematic literature review and qualitative content analyses, understanding on the means and mechanisms that stimulate supplier innovations. In specific, we aim at answering the following questions: How can the mechanisms and antecedents that enhance supplier innovations be synthesized ? What are the mechanisms suggested specifically to stimulate suppliers to innovate? We focus on companies' possibilities to promote innovations by suppliers, and with suppliers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEurOMA 2015
Publication date2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeB3 Article in conference proceedings
Event2015 22nd International Annual European Operations Management Association (EurOMA) Conference : Operations Management for Sustainable Competitiveness - University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Duration: 26.06.201501.07.2015
Conference number: 22


  • 512 Business and Management
  • innovation
  • buyer-supplier relationships
  • product and service development


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