Title: Defining 'Functional Products' through their constituents

Authors: John Lindström; Daria Sas; Håkan Lideskog; Magnus Löfstrand; Lennart Karlsson

Addresses: Division of Computer Aided Design, Luleå University of Technology, SE-971 87 Luleå, Sweden ' Division of Computer Aided Design, Luleå University of Technology, SE-971 87 Luleå, Sweden ' Division of Computer Aided Design, Luleå University of Technology, SE-971 87 Luleå, Sweden ' UDBL - Uppsala Database Laboratory, Uppsala University, SE-751 05 Uppsala, Sweden ' UDBL - Uppsala Database Laboratory, Uppsala University, SE-751 05 Uppsala, Sweden

Abstract: Based on empirical studies combined with a literature review, the paper proposes a comprehensive framework defining Functional Products (FP) through their constituents. The framework adds additional specificity to the literature by identifying and discussing existing and emerging constituents of FP, shedding further light on what is needed to create a long and trustful win-win situation between providers and customers in an FP context.

Keywords: functional product constituents; definition; functional products; IPS²; industrial PSS; product-service systems; win-win situation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPD.2015.067273

International Journal of Product Development, 2015 Vol.20 No.1, pp.1 - 24

Received: 30 May 2013
Accepted: 18 Jan 2014

Published online: 28 Jan 2015 *

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