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Innovation capacity: working towards a mechanism for improving innovation within an inter‐organizational network

Innovation capacity: working towards a mechanism for improving innovation within an... Improving the innovation capacity of firms is dependent upon various factors, among which the continuous supply of innovation resources and the accumulation of innovation knowledge are crucial. Utilizing the interaction between the two factors within an inter-organizational network, a firm should be working towards a mechanism for improving innovation capacity (MIIC) which benefits the process of research and development (R&D) for new products, not only to meet customer needs but also to create new markets. This paper examines the experience of a firm in improving its innovation capacity through the initiation of a collaborative project with one other network member. The result implies that the two factors dynamically interact within inter-organizational networks creating a cycle of improvement and contributing to the development of innovation capacity for improved organizational competitiveness. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The TQM Magazine Emerald Publishing

Innovation capacity: working towards a mechanism for improving innovation within an inter‐organizational network

The TQM Magazine , Volume 12 (2): 10 – Apr 1, 2000

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0954-478X
DOI
10.1108/09544780010318415
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Abstract

Improving the innovation capacity of firms is dependent upon various factors, among which the continuous supply of innovation resources and the accumulation of innovation knowledge are crucial. Utilizing the interaction between the two factors within an inter-organizational network, a firm should be working towards a mechanism for improving innovation capacity (MIIC) which benefits the process of research and development (R&D) for new products, not only to meet customer needs but also to create new markets. This paper examines the experience of a firm in improving its innovation capacity through the initiation of a collaborative project with one other network member. The result implies that the two factors dynamically interact within inter-organizational networks creating a cycle of improvement and contributing to the development of innovation capacity for improved organizational competitiveness.

Journal

The TQM MagazineEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 1, 2000

Keywords: Innovation; Efficiency; Networks

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