To determine the effects of project management skills, entrepreneurial proclivity, and existing knowledge on team reflexivity and performance of cross‐functional new product development (NPD) team. The moderating roles of team cohesiveness and knowledge practice are also explored.
This study used online questionnaire surveys by inviting 500 R&D team members of NPD from three Science Parks in Taiwan. The survey questionnaires were sent to the representative of R&D team members.
The results indicate that members' project management skills, entrepreneurial proclivity, and existing knowledge have significant impact on team reflexivity and product innovativeness of the NPD project, which then influence NPD performance. Furthermore, NPD team exercising higher levels of team cohesiveness and higher knowledge practice tend to moderate the influence of team reflexivity and product innovativeness on NPD performance.
The use of longitudinal research is suggested to confirm the results of this study. Moreover, other research settings, either different industry or other countries, could increase the generalizability of the findings.
The study has high implications for managers of NPD to recruit qualified team members who have adequate knowledge and strong entrepreneurial proclivity. Moreover, managers should be aware of the moderating role of team cohesiveness and knowledge practices.
The paper determines the antecedents and consequences of team reflexivity and innovativeness among NPD team members. The moderating role of team cohesiveness and knowledge practices are discussed.
Tien‐Shang Lee, L. (2008), "The effects of team reflexivity and innovativeness on new product development performance", Industrial Management & Data Systems, Vol. 108 No. 4, pp. 548-569. https://doi.org/10.1108/02635570810868380
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