How are the NPD Practices in the Highest Performing Companies?

Laugen, B. T., Brun, E. C., Acur, N., Boer, H. and Frick, J. (2003) How are the NPD Practices in the Highest Performing Companies? EIASM, New Product Development Conference, 2003. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

During the last 20 years both industry and academia have searched for World Class Manufacturing and tried to define ‘best’ practices aiming to increase the companies’ performance or to stay competitive. However, many of these studies are problematic because the practices that are considered as best often are predefined and the link to the actual overall company performance is often not investigated. This paper identifies the highest performing manufacturing companies based on the IMSS database, and investigates the practices that these companies have within manufacturing and NPD and compare this with the lowest performing companies. The result indicates that NPD practices are strongly linked to improvement of the operational and the overall company performance.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Acur Bakir, Dr Nuran
Authors: Laugen, B. T., Brun, E. C., Acur, N., Boer, H., and Frick, J.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management

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