Examining the relationship between advanced manufacturing technology adoption and innovation

Aldo Stornelli*, Sercan Ozcan, Chris Simms

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This study examines the adoption process of advanced manufacturing
technologies (AMTs) and their relationship to different innovation types. Whilst the literature on AMT adoption is well established, there is a lack of studies examining the relationship between the AMT adoption process and innovation types as outcomes of this process. Our findings provide several contributions to the AMT literature. Firstly, we uncovered that manufacturers typically consider three main sub-stages during the evaluation stage of the adoption process. Secondly, through a qualitative method we describe the nature of barriers and enablers and their relevance to each adoption stage. Thirdly, we uncover the collaborative nature of the AMT adoption process where adopter firms may be involved in relationships with ecosystems of technology providers and other actors, suggesting the need to further examine these relationships. Lastly, we describe the differences of the AMT adoption process by the enabled innovation types and overall project outcomes
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the XXXIII ISPIM Innovation Conference
PublisherThe International Society for Professional Innovation Management
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9789523356948
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jun 2022
EventInnovating in a Digital World: XXXIII ISPIM Innovation Conference - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 5 Jun 20228 Jun 2022


ConferenceInnovating in a Digital World


  • advanced manufacturing
  • adoption process
  • innovation types
  • additive manufacturing
  • technology adoption
  • internet of things
  • industry 4.0
  • smart manufacturing
  • continuous manufacturing
  • adoption and innovation


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