The impact of an intermediate stage between the research stage and the development stage on the performance of integral architecture products

Hiroki Kamoda, Shigetoshi Sugawa, Akio Nagahira

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Abstract

We found through a questionnaire survey of Japanese manufacturing companies, the 'Technology Development (TD) stage' as an intermediate stage (hereinafter called the 'TD stage') between the research and the product development stages. In the TD stage, project leaders try to tie an innovative technological result to a new product. We examined 33 projects during the TD stage in a company that produces industrial control equipments. By means of a chi-square test and in-depth interview survey, we found that both the involvement of a business division and the management skills of project leaders during the TD stage are key factors for success.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-76
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Product Development
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jun

Keywords

  • Integral architecture product
  • Intermediate stage
  • Product development stage
  • Project leader
  • Research stage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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