Integrating stakeholders in product development – A set-theoretic study on sustainable innovations.

Jouni Juntunen, Minna Halme, Angelina Korsunova-Tsaruk

Tutkimustuotos: Artikkeli kirjassa/konferenssijulkaisussaConference contributionScientificvertaisarvioitu


The notion of stakeholder engagement has long been seen as a separate activity from innovation processes. Currently innovation processes are highly networked and integrate external knowledge from various sources. This study examines the integration of stakeholders in the development of sustainable product and service innovations. From an empirical vantage point we focus on 13 sustainability innovations from the domains of energy, food, housing and mobility and draw on a data set consisting of 82 semi-structured interviews with managers and stakeholders of medium to large companies in Europe. We use fuzzy set Qualitative Comparative Analysis (fsQCA) to build theory about the conditions for stakeholder engagement that improve the sustainability contribution of the innovations. The results highlight the importance of building strong ties between the innovating companies and the integrated stakeholders. Interestingly, companies should be cautious of integrating a large number of stakeholders to the innovation process if aiming to increase the sustainability contribution.
OtsikkoAcademy of Management Conference, Anaheim, Aug 5-10.
KustantajaAcademy of Management
TilaJulkaistu - 5 elok. 2016
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisuussa
TapahtumaAcademy of Management Annual Meeting: Making Organizations Meaningful - Anaheim, Yhdysvallat
Kesto: 5 elok. 20169 elok. 2016
Konferenssinumero: 76


NimiAcademy of Management annual meeting proceedings
ISSN (elektroninen)2151-6561


ConferenceAcademy of Management Annual Meeting


Sukella tutkimusaiheisiin 'Integrating stakeholders in product development – A set-theoretic study on sustainable innovations.'. Ne muodostavat yhdessä ainutlaatuisen sormenjäljen.

Siteeraa tätä