Harvard Business School has published a survey which tries to identify what are innovation drivers and what factors quicken its adoption. It appears that managers who trust their suppliers are more reluctant to try new products coming from new suppliers than managers who untrust them.
Being trustful with his suppliers may be an advantage when you need to rely on them in a case of complex projects for example. But being less opened to innovation may led your company to be less agile and less quick to adopt new technology able to strenghten its business.
Something not obvious for a lot of us from my point of view.
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