Authors: Cheng-Wen Lee
Addresses: Chung-Yuan Christian University, Faculty of International Trade, 200, Chung Pei Rd., Chung Li, Taiwan 32023, ROC
Abstract: This research attempts to establish a model of a new product development process suitable for a consumer electronics company to help the firm become a strategic organisation and realise its creation/innovation. I built a conceptual framework and proposed three hypotheses. Data to test this research using a benchmarking questionnaire were gathered from 38 consumer electronics firms. The results indicated that, in a comparison between new-to-the-world products and product modifications, the former was generally more important than the latter in most stages. Furthermore, during the planning phase, the focus was on how to formulate technology into a product, and these products derived from technologically and commercially discontinuous innovation significantly emphasised this phase considerably more so than those products created from commercially discontinuous innovation or continuous innovation.
Keywords: new product development; NPD; product innovation; consumer electronics; product modifications; Taiwan; technological innovation.
International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2007 Vol.4 No.6, pp.587 - 611
Published online: 29 Apr 2007 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article