Title: Level of end-user computing moderates the impact of time-based product development practices on performance

Authors: Patrick J. Rondeau, Mark A. Vonderembse, T.S. Ragu-Nathan, Mei Cao

Addresses: College of Business Administration, Butler University, 4600 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46208, USA. ' College of Business Administration, University of Toledo, 2801 West Bancroft Street, Toledo, OH 43606, USA. ' College of Business Administration, University of Toledo, 2801 West Bancroft Street, Toledo, OH 43606, USA. ' College of Business Administration, University of Toledo, 2801 West Bancroft Street, Toledo, OH 43606, USA.

Abstract: As markets and technology change, time-based competitors create integrated product development practices that reduce response-time and enhance customisation capabilities. Such Time-Based Product Development Practices (TBPDP) are often computer-mediated knowledge work, enabled by end-user computing capabilities. This paper develops a theoretical framework that describes relationships among TBPDP, firm performance, and end-user computing. Data collected from 265 manufacturing managers and executives support the claim that end-user computing moderates the impact of TBPDP on performance.

Keywords: end-user involvement; end-user computing skills; time-based product development practices; TBPDP; organisational performance; integrated product development; time-based competition.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPD.2005.005943

International Journal of Product Development, 2005 Vol.1 No.3/4, pp.280 - 300

Published online: 03 Jan 2005 *

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