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Firms’ Transition Towards Green Product-Service-System Innovators


Frank Tietze


University of Kiel; Chalmers University of Technology; Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)

Tim Schiederig


Technical University Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH)

Cornelius Herstatt


Technical University Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH)

2011

R&D Management Conference 2011

Abstract:     
Within this paper we explore transition paths firms can take to become product service system (PSS) innovators. Applying the dynamic capability approach we study how three firms have developed PSS innovations in the mobility sector (Car2Go by Daimler AG, Connect by Hertz by The Hertz Corporation, Better Place). We explore the different paths the firms have taken originating from different capability sets.

Based on semi-structured qualitative interviews with project managers of successful PSS innovations we propose a framework that incorporates three major transition paths. We derive propositions for necessary capability sets for different firm types, the sequence of necessary capability sets along the innovation process and discuss different types of environmental gains realized through PSS.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 15

Keywords: Innovation Management, Product Service System, Transition Path, Sustainability

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Date posted: May 24, 2011  

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Tietze, Frank and Schiederig, Tim and Herstatt, Cornelius, Firms’ Transition Towards Green Product-Service-System Innovators (2011). R&D Management Conference 2011. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1846915

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Frank Tietze (Contact Author)
University of Kiel ( email )
Olshausenstr. 40
D-24118 Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein 24118
Germany
+49-162-4430402 (Phone)
HOME PAGE: http://www.techman.uni-kiel.de
Chalmers University of Technology ( email )
SE-412 96 Goteborg
Sweden
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Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) ( email )
Schwarzenbergstrasse 95
Hamburg, DE Hamburg 21073
Germany
HOME PAGE: http://www.tuhh.de/tim
Tim Schiederig
Technical University Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH) ( email )
Hamburg, D-21071
Germany
+49/(0)40 42878-4429 (Phone)
HOME PAGE: http://www.tu-harburg.de/tim/team/schiederig.html
Cornelius Herstatt
Technical University Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH) ( email )
Hamburg, D-21071
Germany
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