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International Journal of Product Development


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International Journal of Product Development (2 papers in press)


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  • Role of Product, Market, and Organizational Characteristics on NPD Benefits   Order a copy of this article
    by Jorge Luis Garcia-Alcaraz, Aidé Aracely Maldonado-Macías, Cuauhtemoc Sánchez-Ramírez, Juan Ignacio Latorre-Biel 
    Abstract: This paper reports a structural equation model for associate three critical success factors (CSF) for new product development (NPD) as market, product and organizational characteristics (as independent variables) with benefits gained by customers and companies (as dependent variables). Eight premises were used for relationships among variables. The model is validated using partial least squares techniques with information obtained from 197 product development managers in Mexican industry. Variables are validated using Cronbachs alpha, average variance extracted, R-squared and variance inflation factor. Results indicate that six premises are accepted and two are rejected. According to findings, companies must define the market and product characteristics based on their technological and human resources skill available, aimed to take benefits to customer. The only way to gain benefits for the company is to guarantee the customer benefits, because relationship between these variables is statistically significant and not significant wet others.
    Keywords: innovation; NPD; structural equation model; critical success factors; product characteristics.

  • Risk Management in Product Platform Development Projects   Order a copy of this article
    by Zakir Uddin, Peter E. Harland, Haluk Yoeruer 
    Abstract: Companies introduce product platforms to achieve synergies in development and production, and to ensure diversity in products at the same time. In the literature, some positive effects of product platforms are described, but failures and (especially the reasons for them) are rarely considered. In this paper, using literature research and five case studies, we identify risks in product platform development projects, categorize them into five fields of uncertainty, and use a standardized framework of project risk management to adapt it to the purposes of platform projects. Due to the long planning horizon and the length of platform usage time, product platform projects are prone to some specific risks (e.g., platform obsolescence risks, long-range-planning risks, and risks of a lack of distinctiveness in the products or of overdesign). The risk management framework developed here is designed to help companies control platform-specific risks, thereby boosting the opportunities for success with product platforms.
    Keywords: risk; risk management; risk anticipation; uncertainty; product platform; project management.