EXPLORING COLLABORATION IN A NETWORKED INNOVATION PROJECT IN INDUSTRY
DS 68-3: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 11), Impacting Society through Engineering Design, Vol. 3: Design Organisation and Management, Lyngby/Copenhagen, Denmark, 15.-19.08.2011
Editor: Culley, S.J.; Hicks, B.J.; McAloone, T.C.; Howard, T.J. & Cantemessa, M.
Author: Bergema, Katinka; Kleinsmann, Maaike; Valkenburg, Rianne; Bont. de, Cees
Section: Design Organisation and Management
only come from different disciplines, but they also come from different organizations and companies. The collaboration in these networked innovation projects therefore reaches another level. This introduces new issues to the literature on collaboration in mono- and multidisciplinary teams. This paper is about an explorative study in which we investigated in what way networked innovation differs from ‘normal’ innovation projects within a single company. We found similar and additional factors that influenced collaboration. However, the effect and manifestation of the factors found differed from a multidisciplinary team within one company. The findings will form a proper base to guide our future research.