Co-innovation Dynamics

The Management of Client–Supplier Interactions for Open Innovation

Volume 20 – Smart Innovation SET Coordinated by Dimitri Uzunidis

Co-innovation Dynamics

Romaric Servajean-Hilst, Ecole Polytechnique, France

ISBN : 9781786303318

Publication Date : May 2019

Hardcover 264 pp

145.00 USD



Over the last 30 years, the pace of innovation has exploded while available resources have become increasingly scarce. Open Innovation is the solution, with client–supplier relationships being the main expedient.

However, collaborating in innovation is full of obstacles, from uncertainties in innovation as a whole to difficulties with managing a business relationship.

Co-innovation Dynamics, based on a deep-dive ethnographic inquiry enlightened by state-of-the-art management research, presents the daily life story of a collaborative innovation project. Also, based on two other qualitative and quantitative studies on co-innovation management, this book offers lessons and tips on how to manage the dynamics of collaborative innovation in the client–supplier relationship.


1. Open Innovation, or Collaborative Innovation, Between Clients and Suppliers.
2. Conditions and Impacts of Client–Supplier Open Innovation Governance.
3. The Dynamics of Client–supplier Innovation Interactions – History and Analysis of a Collaboration.

About the authors/editors

Romaric Servajean-Hilst, PhD, is an entrepreneur and associate researcher at the Management Research Center (i3-CRG) of the Ecole Polytechnique in France. Based on research-action and quantitative studies, his work focuses on the development and management of Open Innovation and disruptive innovation.