Title: Risk measurement and management during new product development: an exploratory study

Authors: Marek Szwejczewski, Rick Mitchell, Fred Lemke

Addresses: Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield MK43 0AL, UK. ' Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield MK43 0AL, UK. ' Henley Management College, Greenlands, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 3AU, UK

Abstract: Developing a new product involves risk. Several writers on the subject of product development have suggested various approaches for determining and managing risk. However, while much has been written about how firms should manage risk, there has been very little research regarding what companies are doing in practice. This paper seeks to rectify this situation by presenting the results of a research project that investigated how a number of UK manufacturing companies measure and manage risk during the New Product Development (NPD) process.

Keywords: innovation; portfolio management; risk measurement; risk management; new product development; NPD; UK manufacturing; United Kingdom.

DOI: 10.1504/IJRAM.2008.019745

International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management, 2008 Vol.9 No.3, pp.277 - 287

Published online: 29 Jul 2008 *

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