Deployment of vendor innovation capability in contract electronic manufacturing

Zoran Perunovic, Robert N. Mefford

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Abstract

This paper explores deployment of innovation capability in outsourcing from the vendor perspective. Vendor’s innovation-related competences are used to capture vendor innovativeness. A multiple-case study was applied with two Contract Electronic Manufacturers. Based on the data analysis we propose a model for calculating a vendor’s innovation potential measured by the deployment effect of innovation-related competences. The model suggests that a vendor’s innovation potential will be higher if it fosters innovation capability as a distinctive competitive advantage than if it develops innovation capability as an adjunct to other capabilities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Management of Technology (ISMOT)
Publication date2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event7th International Symposium on Management of Technology (ISMOT) - Hangzhou, China
Duration: 8 Nov 20129 Nov 2012

Conference

Conference7th International Symposium on Management of Technology (ISMOT)
CountryChina
CityHangzhou
Period08/11/201209/11/2012

Keywords

  • Innovation Capability
  • Manufacturing Capabilities
  • Outsourcing
  • Vendor Perspective
  • Resource-based View

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Perunovic, Z., & Mefford, R. N. (2012). Deployment of vendor innovation capability in contract electronic manufacturing. In Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Management of Technology (ISMOT) https://doi.org/10.1109/ISMOT.2012.6679428