Special Issues 2019

"Skills and competences in maritime logistics: managerial and organizational emerging issues for human resources"

The Call for Abstracts is available here.

Abstracts submission deadline: 15.2.2019 extended! 5.3.2019. Full papers submission deadline: 15.5.2019. Abstracts and full papers will undergo double blind review.

The Special Issue will be published in Septembre 2019.

 

"Studying organizations: identity, pluralism and change"

The proposal has a strong and direct connection with the annual Workshop of Researchers in the Organizational Field.

The Call for Papers is available here.

Full papers submission deadline: 15.4.2019. Full papers will undergo double blind review.

The Special Issue will be published in May 2019.

Competenze per l'innovazione e confini dell'impresa: il caso dell'industria dell'auto

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Outsourcing design and engineering tasks in innovation processes is increasingly popular. However, the outsourcing of design and engineering tasks to external sources might have negative impacts on the firm's innovation competences. To what extent design and engineering tasks can be outsourced before such negative consequences occur? So far no satisfactory answer exists to this question. Thus, the article discusses the limits of design and engineering outsourcing in product development, and the sources of these limits. To this end, it draws on empirical evidences gathered at Fiat, a major European car maker, and its network of suppliers. The article identifies the sources of problems with outsourcing design and engineering tasks in product development, and sheds light on the limits of design and engineering outsourcing.