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Organization of the Purchasing Function for Innovation


Prester, Jasna; Matijević, Božidar; Rašić Bakarić, Ivana
Organization of the Purchasing Function for Innovation // International Science Index, Vol 8, No. 11 / Cooper Simon (ur.).
Venice: International Science Index, 2014. str. 291-297 (predavanje, međunarodna recenzija, cjeloviti rad (in extenso), znanstveni)


Naslov
Organization of the Purchasing Function for Innovation

Autori
Prester, Jasna ; Matijević, Božidar ; Rašić Bakarić, Ivana

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u zbornicima skupova, cjeloviti rad (in extenso), znanstveni

Izvornik
International Science Index, Vol 8, No. 11 / Cooper Simon - Venice : International Science Index, 2014, 291-297

Skup
ICOMS 2014: XII International Conference on Operations Management and Strategy

Mjesto i datum
Venecija, Italija, 13-14.11.2014

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Predavanje

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
Purchasing function organization; innovation; technological risk; GMRG 4 survey

Sažetak
Innovations not only contribute to competitiveness of the company but have also positive effects on revenues. On average, product innovations account to 14 percent of companies’ sales. Innovation management has substantially changed during the last decade, because of growing reliance on external partners. As a consequence, a new task for purchasing arises, as firms need to understand which suppliers actually do have high potential contributing to the innovativeness of the firm and which do not. Proper organization of the purchasing function is important since for the majority of manufacturing companies deal with substantial material costs which pass through the purchasing function. In the past the purchasing function was largely seen as a transaction-oriented, clerical function but today purchasing is the intermediate with supply chain partners contributing to innovations, be it product or process innovations. Therefore, purchasing function has to be organized differently to enable firm innovation potential. However, innovations are inherently risky. There are behavioral risk (that some partner will take advantage of the other party), technological risk in terms of complexity of products and processes of manufacturing and incoming materials and finally market risks, which in fact judge the value of the innovation. These risks are investigated in this work. Specifically, technological risks which deal with complexity of the products, and processes will be investigated more thoroughly. Buying components or such high edge technologies necessities careful investigation of technical features and therefore is usually conducted by a team of experts. Therefore it is hypothesized that higher the technological risk, higher will be the centralization of the purchasing function as an interface with other supply chain members. Main contribution of this research lies is in the fact that analysis was performed on a large data set of 1493 companies, from 25 countries collected in the GMRG 4 survey. Most analyses of purchasing function are done by case study analysis of innovative firms. Therefore this study contributes with empirical evaluations that can be generalized.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Ekonomija



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Projekt / tema
HRZZ-IP-2013-11-3535 - Razvoj konkurentnosti hrvatskog prerađivačkog sektora (Jasna Prester, )

Ustanove
Ekonomski institut, Zagreb,
Ekonomski fakultet, Zagreb,
Fakultet strojarstva i brodogradnje, Zagreb

Citiraj ovu publikaciju

Prester, Jasna; Matijević, Božidar; Rašić Bakarić, Ivana
Organization of the Purchasing Function for Innovation // International Science Index, Vol 8, No. 11 / Cooper Simon (ur.).
Venice: International Science Index, 2014. str. 291-297 (predavanje, međunarodna recenzija, cjeloviti rad (in extenso), znanstveni)
Prester, J., Matijević, B. & Rašić Bakarić, I. (2014) Organization of the Purchasing Function for Innovation. U: Cooper Simon (ur.)International Science Index, Vol 8, No. 11.
@article{article, year = {2014}, pages = {291-297}, keywords = {Purchasing function organization, innovation, technological risk, GMRG 4 survey}, title = {Organization of the Purchasing Function for Innovation}, keyword = {Purchasing function organization, innovation, technological risk, GMRG 4 survey}, publisher = {International Science Index}, publisherplace = {Venecija, Italija} }