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How to perform collaborative servitization innovation projects: the role of servitization maturity

Abstract : Although current literature indicates that openness and collaboration are crucial for success in an innovative servitization solution within interorganisational servitization projects, research is limited compared to that on product and technology innovation projects. Moreover, this emerging servitization literature is limited to the traditional lead-firm perspective within larger consortiums. To help redress the balance, our research studied six collaborative servitization projects in mobile information and communication technologies (mICT) to explore why some open innovation efforts succeed in simultaneous service and product innovation with a market application of innovative solution, while others do not. The study provides empirical evidence that only a small number of projects resulted in an effective servitization innovation solution. This conclusion emphasises the complexity of creating service innovation in the mICT sector. By comparing better performing servitization projects with those that were less successful suggests that higher performance, in terms of novel service development, requires more than mere strong intention, adequate leadership and change management competencies. Rather, it also requires real servitization maturity in terms of a shared servitization framework and market-oriented innovation.
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Submitted on : Friday, August 28, 2020 - 3:05:24 PM
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Oksana Polova, Catherine Thomas. How to perform collaborative servitization innovation projects: the role of servitization maturity. Industrial Marketing Management, Elsevier, 2020, 90, pp.231-251. ⟨halshs-02924913⟩

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