Organizational interfaces and innovation: The challenge of integrating supplier knowledge in LEGO Systems

Bidragets oversatte titel: Innovation og organisatoriske interfaces: Hvordan integreres leverandørers viden i LEGO systems?

Poul Houman Andersen, Lars-Erik Gadde

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Suppliers have become increasingly important as partners in firms' innovation efforts. Reaping potential collaboration benefits is complex due to challenges in combining internal and external knowledge. The paper explores how various types of organizational interfaces between buyer and supplier create both opportunities and problems for their joint actions. The paper is based on a longitudinal case study of attempts to develop an innovative packaging solution for the toy manufacturer LEGO systems. The study shows that buying firms need to carefully analyse what form of organizational interface access to prioritize since each type offers its specific possibilities and drawbacks. Furthermore, the feasibility of organizational interfaces may change over time due to mutual organizational learning.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftJournal of Purchasing & Supply Management
Vol/bind25
Udgave nummer1
ISSN1478-4092
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1 jan. 2019

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Packaging
Innovation
Suppliers
Buyers
Toys
Longitudinal case study
Organizational learning

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