Suppliers’ technological newness: Source of uncertainty in manufacturing technology innovations

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Abstract

Radical manufacturing technology innovations involve the introduction of a new technology in a firm’s core production process. They require significant learning and knowledge transfer between the technology supplier and the technology introducing manufacturing firm. This study explores the technological newness for equipment supplier firms and linked technology uncertainties in high-novelty manufacturing technology innovation projects which feature technological newness not only for the technology introducing manufacturing firm but also for the equipment supplier firm. The findings reveal a four-dimensional construct for equipment suppliers’ technological newness and linked technological uncertainties emerging in the manufacturing firm’s innovation process. The findings pave the way for better planning and preparation for addressing technological uncertainties and linked inefficiencies in high-novelty manufacturing technology innovation projects. Implications for research on knowledge transfer for innovation are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the XXXIII ISPIM Innovation Conference
Subtitle of host publicationInnovating in a Digital World
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-335-694-8
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2022
Publication typeB3 Article in conference proceedings
EventISPIM Innovation Conference - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 5 Jun 20228 Jun 2022

Conference

ConferenceISPIM Innovation Conference
Country/TerritoryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period5/06/228/06/22

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