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Stakeholders’ involvement in additive manufacturing innovations

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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019
Publication typeNot Eligible
EventEuropean Operations Management Association Conference 2019: Operations adding value to society - Hanken, Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 17 Jun 201919 Jun 2019
Conference number: 26


ConferenceEuropean Operations Management Association Conference 2019
Abbreviated titleEUROMA 2019
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Additive manufacturing (AM, 3Dprinting) is gaining increasing attention in the manufacturing industry as a collection of novel advanced technologies, supply chains and processes. Firms implementing AM are active in innovation, but successful innovation requires support from other firms in the supply chain and secondary stakeholders. This exploratory study seeks new knowledge on secondary stakeholders’ involvement in AM innovation activities. The findings reveal who the secondary stakeholders are and their scope of involvement in the AM firms’ innovation process. The study contributes by characterizing the network complexity in AM innovations and guiding AM firms’ actions toward stakeholders.

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