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Managing interorganizational technology development: Project management practices for market- and science-based partnerships
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Innovation and Design.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Innovation and Design.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Innovation and Design.
Number of Authors: 3
2016 (English)In: Creativity and Innovation Management, ISSN 0963-1690, E-ISSN 1467-8691Article in journal (Refereed) Accepted
Abstract [en]

Firms are increasingly relying on collaborating with external partners to drive technology development. Many firms struggle with managing the inherently uncertain and ambiguous technology development process, however, especially with external actors involved, because they may not have or share the same project management practices concerning coordination and control activities. To address this gap, this study examines appropriate project management practices for market- and science-partnerships in three large technology intensive firms. Our results suggest that interorganizational technology development is problematic because firms lack sufficient partner understanding and struggle with aligning their project management practices with those of their partners. To address these problems, we identify project management practices of coordination and control to fit the contingencies of each type of partner collaboration. Our results provide implications for theory and managerial practices related to managing interorganizational technology development.

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2016.
Keyword [en]
interorganizational project management; technology development; control; coordination; market-based partners; science-based partners.
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Business Administration Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
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Product Innovation; Entrepreneurship and Innovation
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-60642OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-60642DiVA: diva2:1049040
Available from: 2016-11-23 Created: 2016-11-23 Last updated: 2016-11-29

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