DECISION SUPPORT FOR STRATEGIC PARTNER SELECTION IN COLLABORATIVE DESIGN AND INNOVATION
Strategic partner selection in collaborative design and innovation is an issue with currently high demand from industry. Our project partner is seeking for operational assistance and decision support in finding a suitable partner for collaborative R&D in a future technology. A software tool for providing operationalized decision support has been developed. Each employee will work with the tool until data will be consolidated within a coaching process, defined by an integrated model. The theoretic foundation for the theory model is based on a survey on success determinants in collaborative design and innovation. With a variety of output mechanisms, the tool provides a multi-perspective overview of potential partners to the decision-makers.