Mediation effects of trust and contracts on knowledge-sharing and product-innovation: evidence from the European machine tool industry
Charterina Abando, Jon
Landeta Rodríguez, Jon
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European Journal of Innovation Management 21(2) : 274-293(2018)
[EN] This paper analyzes the mediating role of contracts and trust on the generation of product innovations stemming from buyer-supplier knowledge-sharing among the members of the supply chain. Together with the individual effects of trust and contracts, their joint effect is examined in order to determine whether these are complementary or alternative mechanisms of safeguarding and control.