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La coordination des projets d’innovation multilocalisés

Abstract : Over the past decade, corporate globalization has changed the organization of the innovation process. A growing number of innovation teams are now organized around members scattered all over the world. If the expected gains are legitimate (location close to the markets, skilled and lower cost labor...) the scattering of these teams yields to real problems of coordination. The literature on distributed teams has highlighted so far these difficulties without providing answers. Based on the contingency theory, the research model proposes to investigate the main coordination modes of innovation projects that are adapted to the context of projects distribution. The empirical test of our model is achieved through structural equation modeling (PLS). It is based on an ad hoc survey conducted through project teams of different levels distribution. Main results show that the distance influences all the identified coordination modes and can be considered as a contingency factor. Finally, this research contributes to the literature on innovation and on distributed teams offering two configurations of coordination modes (in terms of organization, decision-making and communication) according to the level of project distribution (low or high).
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Céline Péréa. La coordination des projets d’innovation multilocalisés. Gestion et management. Université de Grenoble, 2012. Français. ⟨NNT : 2012GRENA035⟩. ⟨tel-00770166⟩

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