Risky business or competitive power? Supplier involvement in Japanese product design


Wasti S. N. , Liker J.

JOURNAL OF PRODUCT INNOVATION MANAGEMENT, vol.14, no.5, pp.337-355, 1997 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0737-6782(97)00024-6
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PRODUCT INNOVATION MANAGEMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.337-355

Abstract

Notwithstanding the alleged risks of outsourcing design work, leading manufacturers in the Japanese automotive industry collaborate closely with their key suppliers. Despite widespread recognition of the effectiveness of these close-knit supplier networks, however, little research exists on the factors that affect the purchase of design work from suppliers.