This chapter treats new product development in relation to management and organization. The data comprise new product development within four Danish manufacturing firms studied by interviewing the management, product leaders and other employees. The results show how integrated product development procedures have furthered a stronger market orientation. The stage-gate version of integration has fertilized knowledge across functions. The new procedures have made the understanding of cooperation across functions topical and have been followed up by more involvement of the employees. The changes have run into barriers which to a certain extent have been met by organizational changes.
Lund, R. (2004), "SOME DANISH EXPERIENCES RELATED TO THE ORGANIZATION OF NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT", Christensen, J. and Lundvall, B. (Ed.) Product Inovation, Interactive Learning and Economic Performance (Research on Technological Innovation, Management and Policy, Vol. 8), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 229-254. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0737-1071(04)08010-2Download as .RIS
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