Journal article

The role of trading partner relationships in determining innovation performance: An empirical examination

DI Prajogo, DJ Power, AS Sohal

European Journal of Innovation Management | Published : 2004


This paper examines the respective roles of trading partner relationships and innovation management practices in predicting product and process related innovation performance. The empirical data were drawn from 194 Australian managers. Data analysis using structural equation modelling indicates that supplier relationships and customer relationships have less impact on product and process innovation performance than do knowledge and creativity management. However, the results also indicate that trading partner relationships have a strong and positive association with innovation management practices, meaning that organisations commonly implement both in a synchronous manner. © 2004, Emerald Gr..

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