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The role of early purchasing involvement in innovative projects at public research institutes

Pham, Luu-Ly Nguyen (2014) The role of early purchasing involvement in innovative projects at public research institutes.

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Abstract:Many studies proposed the importance of early purchasing involvement in new product development processes at private organizations. In contrast, there are other studies and empirical evidence show that early purchasing involvement is not always necessary. The purpose of this study is to determine the critical role of early purchasing involvement in the outcomes of innovative projects at two research institutes (MIRA and MESA+) within the University of Twente. To answer the research question, personal interviews with personnel from the Purchasing Department and the two research institutes were conducted. The findings imply that early purchasing involvement contributes to the success of innovative projects if the technical expertise required for the commodities is not too advanced and sophisticated.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:International Business Administration BSc (50952)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/65417
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