NETWORK INSIGHTS FOR PARTNER SELECTION IN INTER-ORGANISATIONAL NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
Selecting partners for inter-organisational new product development (NPD) projects is an important yet under-supported task. This paper provides decision-support for the collaboration stages of partner exploration and search. In particular, we propose a conceptual framework for a data-driven and network-based platform. The framework integrates prior research on factors determining successful NPD collaborations and makes the factors actionable by connecting them to publicly available data and by modelling technological, relational and geographical closeness between firms.