Title: Dynamics of development in innovation collaboration – relationships, learning and end products

Authors: Hannele Lampela

Addresses: Department of Industrial Management, Lappeenranta University of Technology, P.O. Box 20, 53851 Lappeenranta, Finland

Abstract: This paper addresses the developments that occur during collaborative innovation process from three viewpoints: characteristics of the collaboration relationships, the learning between partners and the end products being developed in the innovation process. Combining these three simultaneous change processes gives a holistic, rich picture of the innovation process, which helps in understanding the phenomenon, identifying development needs and in planning the innovation process from both learning and collaboration perspectives. The study is based on the results of several interviews with managers responsible for innovation process in industrial companies.

Keywords: collaborative innovation; product development; collaboration; learning; innovation networks; innovation process.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEIM.2012.044076

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, 2012 Vol.15 No.1/2, pp.47 - 58

Available online: 02 Dec 2011 *

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