The impact of formally documented NPD processes, decision-making centralisation and NPD performance on organisational competitiveness
by Murray R. Millson, David Wilemon
International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management (IJEIM), Vol. 10, No. 2, 2009

Abstract: The focus of our research is to better understand factors that appear to impact the success of new products. We specifically investigate what happens to four measures of new product success when viewed through the lenses of several important factors associated with the NPD process. We suggest that a workable understanding of factors that discriminate between more and less successful new products can increase a firm's competitiveness. Survey instruments were received from NPD managers employed by 91 firms that were randomly selected from a sampling frame of 415 organisations primarily operating in the US medical devices industry. Our research suggests a firm's decision making centralisation and an organisation's new product development (NPD) process formalisation and documentation do not discriminate between the more successful and less successful products in the medical devices industry. Moreover, overall marketing performance does not discriminate between more successful and less successful products but technical performance does.

Online publication date: Sat, 16-May-2009

The full text of this article is only available to individual subscribers or to users at subscribing institutions.

Existing subscribers:
Go to Inderscience Online Journals to access the Full Text of this article.

Pay per view:
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.

Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management (IJEIM):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:

    Username:        Password:         

Forgotten your password?

Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.

If you still need assistance, please email