Connecting strategy and execution in global R&D

Federico Sbernini, Nicola Granini, Zaza Nadja Lee Herbert-Hansen

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    The paper investigates the relationship between global product development strategic decisions, which include outsourcing, offshoring practices as well as strategic alliances, and their impact on the day-to-day business in a global and open innovation context. By adopting an exploratory inductive research, founded on core literature in the area and using empirical data from four companies in different industries, the study intends to understand the interconnection between the shift toward a global R&D strategy, and the dependent changes at the operational and managerial level. The series of changes in the innovation network are strictly connected with the company’s source of competitive advantage, their internationalisation drivers, the internationalisation practices adopted, and the series of organisational capabilities needed to support the internationalization as well as externalization of innovation sources. Topics: Design organisation and management, Design to advance resource-limited societies, Design research applications and case studies, Design to embrace resource limitations
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 17) : Design Processes, Design Organisation and Management
    EditorsAnja Maier, Stanko Škec, Harrison Kim, Michael Kokkolaras, Josef Oehmen, Georges Fadel, Filippo Salustri, Mike Van der Loos
    PublisherDesign Society
    Publication date2017
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-904670-90-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    EventICED17: 21st International Conference on Engineering Design - Vancouver, Canada
    Duration: 21 Aug 201725 Aug 2017


    ConferenceICED17: 21st International Conference on Engineering Design
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