Interfirm collaboration and the new product development process

Hamieda Parker (University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa)

Industrial Management & Data Systems

ISSN: 0263-5577

Publication date: 1 August 2000


This study investigated the issue of collaboration in new product development within the context of the South African textile and clothing industry. The following aspects were analysed in order to contribute to the understanding of the collaboration process: the perceived benefits of collaboration in the new product development process, the risks of collaboration, the effect of collaboration on the new product development process, and the factors that increase the likelihood of a successful collaboration.



Parker, H. (2000), "Interfirm collaboration and the new product development process", Industrial Management & Data Systems, Vol. 100 No. 6, pp. 255-260.




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