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The front end of radical manufacturing technology innovations

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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jul 2017
EventEuropean Operations Management Conference 2017 - Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Jul 20175 Jul 2017


ConferenceEuropean Operations Management Conference 2017
Abbreviated titleEUROMA
CountryUnited Kingdom
Internet address


The creation of Radical Manufacturing Technology Innovations (RMTI) is necessary for the renewal and enhanced productivity of manufacturing processes. There is a need to understand different strategies for managing the front end of RMTI in manufacturing firms. We conducted an embedded multiple-case study in three firms with different RMTI strategies. The results show different extents of formal roles, involved departments and documentation in RMTI, and differences in organizing the RMTI front end. All case companies had carried out the front end of RMTI successfully and repeatedly. The contributions include alternative strategies for managing the front end of RMTI successfully.


  • Radical innovation, manufacturing technology, front end

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