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Innovation in business networks the role of leveraging resources

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2014
<mark>Journal</mark>Industrial Marketing Management
Volume43
Number of pages8
Pages (from-to)504-511
Publication statusPublished
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This study investigates how companies innovate in their business networks.We examine the role of leveraging resources in the context of retail brand paints within the do-it-yourself (DIY) paint industry, where the role of innovation is pertinent to achieve differentiation and create value. The study investigates innovation as a process of leveraging resources within business relationships. Research findings demonstrate that manufacturers and retailers jointly leverage resources to develop and launch innovative retail brands. Companies need to carefully address these resource-leveraging processes and assess their options in developing innovations that enable sustainable growth.