Production and Innovation in Supply Platforms: Insights from the Innovation Systems and Value Chain Approaches

Journal of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 339-344, 2006

6 Pages Posted: 12 Feb 2012 Last revised: 20 May 2019

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Rasmus Lema

Aalborg University - Department of Business and Management; University of Johannesburg - College of Business and Economics

Date Written: 2006

Abstract

This paper introduces the term ‘supply platform’ as a tentative and open-ended concept that captures characteristics of central importance for the study of export-oriented producers. As regional concentrations of export-oriented suppliers in China and India are maturing, many firms are now striving to build up innovation capabilities. How do we study the transition from production capabilities to innovation capabilities in supply platforms? This paper reviews the insights from the innovation systems and global value chain literatures and discusses how we may build on these approaches for empirical studies of transition. It is found that these literatures provide important hypotheses for empirical research but more conceptual work is needed in order to address adequately the question of interest.

Keywords: supply platforms, innovation systems, global value chains

Suggested Citation

Lema, Rasmus, Production and Innovation in Supply Platforms: Insights from the Innovation Systems and Value Chain Approaches (2006). Journal of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 339-344, 2006 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1846673

Rasmus Lema (Contact Author)

Aalborg University - Department of Business and Management ( email )

Copenhagen, DK-2450
Denmark
45 9940 2708 (Phone)

University of Johannesburg - College of Business and Economics ( email )

South Africa

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