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Patterns of technological innovation in subcontracting firms: an empirical study in the food machinery industry

Patterns of technological innovation in subcontracting firms: an empirical study in the food... This study examines changes in inter-organizational relationships in the specific context of the food packaging machinery industry. The study presented in this paper has a twofold aim. First, to investigate how and to what extent the type of buyer-supplier relationship is associated with specific supplier profiles (in terms of the technological as well as organizational set of competencies and skills). Second, to indicate the attributes of the best-performing suppliers from the different groups identified. The study is based on a survey performed on 111 subcontractor firms located in northern Italy. More specifically, the study aims at evaluating the impact of a set of factors characterizing the competencies which subcontractors must have in order to succeed in this industry. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Innovation Management Emerald Publishing

Patterns of technological innovation in subcontracting firms: an empirical study in the food machinery industry

European Journal of Innovation Management , Volume 3 (1): 13 – Mar 1, 2000

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1460-1060
DOI
10.1108/14601060010305229
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Abstract

This study examines changes in inter-organizational relationships in the specific context of the food packaging machinery industry. The study presented in this paper has a twofold aim. First, to investigate how and to what extent the type of buyer-supplier relationship is associated with specific supplier profiles (in terms of the technological as well as organizational set of competencies and skills). Second, to indicate the attributes of the best-performing suppliers from the different groups identified. The study is based on a survey performed on 111 subcontractor firms located in northern Italy. More specifically, the study aims at evaluating the impact of a set of factors characterizing the competencies which subcontractors must have in order to succeed in this industry.

Journal

European Journal of Innovation ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 1, 2000

Keywords: Technology; Subcontracting; Food industry; Packaging industry; Italy

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