1 DTU Executive School of Business, Technical University of Denmark2 Department of Management Engineering, Technical University of Denmark3 University of San Francisco4 University of San Francisco
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.
Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Management of Technology (ismot), 2012