A value network development model and implications for innovation and production network management

B. Vermeulen, A.G. Kok, de

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Abstract

In managing their value network, firms have to balance current and future value concerns and own and network partners’ concerns. Firms generate immediate value through manufacturing and selling the current generation of products together with other firms in its production network and generate future value by developing a new generation of products with other firms and research institutes in its innovation network. Product innovation and production often take place simultaneously and recurrently. We take the discernible production and innovation activities to occur in co-evolving network layers. We formulate a biplex value network development model that lays out the temporal pattern of production and innovation activities in the value network. We introduce terminology to pinpoint temporal interactions between the innovation and production activities. We study several exemplary complications in the cross-table of inter- and intragenerational interactions versus interactions within and across network layers.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEindhoven
PublisherTechnische Universiteit Eindhoven
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameBETA publicatie : working papers
Volume426
ISSN (Print)1386-9213

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