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Pushpananthan, G., Lindlöf, L. & Rothoff, M. (2024). Tactical capabilities in agile NPD projects: insights from an autonomous car project in Sweden. International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 33(2), 236-251
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tactical capabilities in agile NPD projects: insights from an autonomous car project in Sweden
2024 (English)In: International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, ISSN 1751-0252, E-ISSN 1751-0260, Vol. 33, no 2, p. 236-251Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Research on project management and new product development (NPD) identifies both strategy and tactics as important for success. Whilst there is a lot of attention on strategy, few studies address the role of tactics in NPD projects. In the pursuit for increasing organisational abilities to manage uncertainty, agile is increasingly getting traction in large firms. Both tactical activities and agile methodology deal with adapting to emergent challenges and handling uncertainty in projects. This motivated this study of how an agile transformation initiative influences tactical activities within NPD projects. The paper is based on a longitudinal case study of Volvo Car Group’s autonomous car project. The case firm’s transformation from waterfall to agile method provided the possibility to understand how tactical activities differ between the two methods. By using observations from the case, we argue that agile development method facilitates the use of tactics in NPD projects.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Inderscience Publishers, 2024
Keywords
agile, autonomous cars, case study, empowered teams, new product development, NPD, Sweden, tactics
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-71945 (URN)10.1504/IJBIR.2024.136408 (DOI)2-s2.0-85184016782 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2024-02-27 Created: 2024-02-27 Last updated: 2024-02-27Bibliographically approved
Andersson, M. & Lindlöf, L. (2023). Your purpose or mine?: Perspectives on data in innovation ecosystems. International Journal of Technology Management, 91(3-4), 219-238
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Your purpose or mine?: Perspectives on data in innovation ecosystems
2023 (English)In: International Journal of Technology Management, ISSN 0267-5730, E-ISSN 1741-5276, Vol. 91, no 3-4, p. 219-238Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Innovation in ecosystems becomes increasingly attractive for incumbents as the technical complexity increases and complementarities play an increasingly important role for global competition. Digital platforms are becoming one of the primary means to that end, where incumbents can gain scale effects and reap the benefits of the creative crowd while maintaining ownership of the core product. But a lion’s share of these platforms hinges on the accessibility of data, and the view of the value of this data differs among actors in the system. This paper accounts for a case study of two type actors in an innovation ecosystem: the core actor (OEM) and the peripheral actor (third party service provider). From interviews with representatives of these actors, we find that their perspectives on the data and its usefulness outside its intended context differ. We label the perspectives purposive and multi-contextual; we formulate their descriptions and outline managerial implications. We argue that these differing perspectives are at the crux of establishing innovation capabilities in ecosystems based on digital platforms. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Inderscience Publishers, 2023
Keywords
Contextuality, Core products, Creatives, Data multi-contextuality, Digital innovations, Digital platforms, Global competition, Innovation ecosystem, Scale effects, Technical complexity, Ecosystems, digital innovation, innovation ecosystems
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-64226 (URN)10.1504/IJTM.2022.10052665 (DOI)2-s2.0-85148693605 (Scopus ID)
Note

Correspondence Address: L. Lindlöf, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Sweden; 

Available from: 2023-03-20 Created: 2023-03-20 Last updated: 2024-03-01Bibliographically approved
Jagstedt, S., Hedvall, K., Lindlöf, L. & Ramirez Hernandez, T. (2021). Agile Management Practices for Solutions Development: Managerial Challenges in an  Interorganizational Context. In: Proceedings of Spring Servitization Conference: . Paper presented at Spring Servitization Conference: “Servitization: A Pathway Towards A Resilient, Productive and Sustainable Future.” 10-12 May, 2021.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Agile Management Practices for Solutions Development: Managerial Challenges in an  Interorganizational Context
2021 (English)In: Proceedings of Spring Servitization Conference, 2021Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Purpose: Solutions development among several actors gives rise to a tension between  stability, that is, the need to standardise and synchronise development activities, and  agility, meaning the need to respond and adapt to a changing environment, which is  represented, for example, in agile management practices. This study focuses on agile  solutions development in an interorganisational context to investigate and characterise  this agility-stability tension. 

Design/Methodology/Approach: This study bases its insights on findings derived from  two focus groups and interviews with managers and specialists within the area of study. 

Findings: The findings show strong challenges deriving from the agility-stability tension.  These can be organised in a typology of artefacts, roles, and processes. 

Originality/Value: The results of this study contribute to the servitization literature on  co-creation, solutions development, and agile management practices, by providing a  novel understanding of the challenges arising in interorganisational solutions  development through the identification and characterisation of the agility-stability  tension.

National Category
Software Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-53004 (URN)978 1 85449 499 3 (ISBN)
Conference
Spring Servitization Conference: “Servitization: A Pathway Towards A Resilient, Productive and Sustainable Future.” 10-12 May, 2021
Available from: 2021-05-17 Created: 2021-05-17 Last updated: 2021-06-16Bibliographically approved
Andersson, M. & Lindlöf, L. (2020). DUAL PERSPECTIVES ON MULTI-CONTEXTUALITY OF DATA IN DIGITAL PLATFORM ESTABLISHMENT. In: Proc of 21st CINet Conference: . Paper presented at 21st CINet Conference – Practicing Continuous Innovation in Digital Ecosystems, Milan, 20-22 September 2020..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>DUAL PERSPECTIVES ON MULTI-CONTEXTUALITY OF DATA IN DIGITAL PLATFORM ESTABLISHMENT
2020 (English)In: Proc of 21st CINet Conference, 2020Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Innovation in ecosystems becomes increasingly attractive for incumbents as the technical complexity increases and complementarities play an increasingly important role for global competition. Digital platforms are becoming one of the primary means to that end, where incumbents can gain scale effects and reap the benefits of the creative crowd while maintaining ownership of the core product. But a lion’s share of these platforms hinges on the accessibility of data, and the view of the value and ownership of this data differs among actors in the system. This paper accounts for a case study of two type actors in an innovation ecosystem; the keystone firm and the third-party service provider. From interviews with representatives of these actors, we formulate a tentative description of their perspective on the sharing of data in the ecosystem. We find that these perspectives differ in terms of data contextuality and customer value. We argue that these differing perspectives are at the crux of establishing innovation capabilities in ecosystems based on digital platforms.

Keywords
Innovation ecosystems, digital platform, data multi-contextuality, ecosystem roles.
National Category
Natural Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-48954 (URN)978-90-77360-23-1 (ISBN)
Conference
21st CINet Conference – Practicing Continuous Innovation in Digital Ecosystems, Milan, 20-22 September 2020.
Available from: 2020-10-09 Created: 2020-10-09 Last updated: 2024-03-01Bibliographically approved
Lindlöf, L. & Furuhjelm, J. (2020). MECHANISMS OF MANAGER-TEAM INTERPLAY IN LARGE SCALE AGILITY. In: Proc of 21st CINet Conference: . Paper presented at 21st CINet Conference – Practicing Continuous Innovation in Digital Ecosystems, Milan, 20-22 September 2020..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>MECHANISMS OF MANAGER-TEAM INTERPLAY IN LARGE SCALE AGILITY
2020 (English)In: Proc of 21st CINet Conference, 2020Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Innovation in ecosystems becomes increasingly attractive for incumbents as the technical complexity increases and complementarities play an increasingly important role for global competition. Digital platforms are becoming one of the primary means to that end, where incumbents can gain scale effects and reap the benefits of the creative crowd while maintaining ownership of the core product. But a lion’s share of these platforms hinges on the accessibility of data, and the view of the value and ownership of this data differs among actors in the system. This paper accounts for a case study of two type actors in an innovation ecosystem; the keystone firm and the third-party service provider. From interviews with representatives of these actors, we formulate a tentative description of their perspective on the sharing of data in the ecosystem. We find that these perspectives differ in terms of data contextuality and customer value. We argue that these differing perspectives are at the crux of establishing innovation capabilities in ecosystems based on digital platforms.

Keywords
Innovation ecosystems, digital platform, data multi-contextuality, ecosystem roles.
National Category
Natural Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-48955 (URN)978-90-77360-23-1 (ISBN)
Conference
21st CINet Conference – Practicing Continuous Innovation in Digital Ecosystems, Milan, 20-22 September 2020.
Available from: 2020-10-09 Created: 2020-10-09 Last updated: 2021-06-16Bibliographically approved
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