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How management can foster continuous product innovation

Mariano Corso (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Sara Pavesi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

Integrated Manufacturing Systems

ISSN: 0957-6061

Article publication date: 1 June 2000


Competition is today forcing companies to increase their effectiveness exploiting synergy and learning in product innovation. Most literature, however, is still mainly focused on how product development projects, seen as isolated efforts, are organised and managed. Basing on preliminary results from the Euro‐Australian co‐operation project CIMA (Euro‐Australian co‐operation centre for Continuous Improvement and innovation MAnagement), this paper proposes a model to explain how companies can gain a substantial competitive advantage by facilitating knowledge generation and transfer during the overall product life‐cycle



Corso, M. and Pavesi, S. (2000), "How management can foster continuous product innovation", Integrated Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 11 No. 3, pp. 199-211.




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