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An empirical study on the influencing factors of supplier involvement in new product development

Frontiers of Business Research in ChinaSelected Publications from Chinese Universities20104:106

Published: 24 August 2010


This research identifies six driving factors and twelve enabling factors for supplier involvement in new product development (SINPD) in China via a meta-analysis of the extant literature and a survey of over 100 Chinese manufacturing enterprises. Results show that most suppliers of Chinese manufacturing enterprises engage in new product development at middle or later phase, and the degree of involvement is usually high. Moreover, there are differences in the implementation of SINPD in enterprises of different sizes, types, and industries. The impact of different driving factors and enabling factors on SINPD implementation also varies with enterprise types.


supplier involvementnew product developmentdriving factorsenabling factors