Managing interorganizational technology development: Project management practices for market- and science-based partnerships
Number of Authors: 3
2016 (English)In: Creativity and Innovation Management, ISSN 0963-1690, E-ISSN 1467-8691Article in journal (Refereed) Accepted
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
interorganizational project management; technology development; control; coordination; market-based partners; science-based partners.
Business Administration Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject Product Innovation; Entrepreneurship and Innovation
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-60642OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-60642DiVA: diva2:1049040