Knowledge Perspectives of New Product Development

A Comparative Approach

  • Dimitris G. Assimakopoulos
  • Elias G. Carayannis
  • Rafiq Dossani

Part of the Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management book series (ITKM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Elias G. Carayannis, Kadri Ukrainski, Jaan Masso, Urmas Varblane
    Pages 1-28
  3. Klas Eric Soderquist, Konstantinos Kostopoulos
    Pages 29-48
  4. Dimitris G. Assimakopoulos, Bernard Chapelet
    Pages 49-74
  5. Bernard Chapelet, Dimitris G. Assimakopoulos, Frederique Pedreno
    Pages 75-98
  6. Knut Koschatzky, Andrea Zenker, Elisabeth Baier
    Pages 99-122
  7. Rafiq Dossani, Murali Patibandla
    Pages 223-251
  8. Martin Kenney, Donald Patton
    Pages 253-268
  9. Andy Yunlong Zhu, Dimitris G. Assimakopoulos, Maximilian von Zedtwitz
    Pages 287-306
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 307-330

About this book


New Product Development (NPD) is about the ideation, formulation, and implementation of new and superior solutions in the market. Beyond the obvious need for organizations to innovate in order to compete, embedded in any NPD program are knowledge, technological expertise, and the social networks that convert these capabilities into offerings that create value at every level—for customers, industries, communities, and regions. 


This volume provides an array of knowledge perspective in NPD across multiple levels of analysis and geographic regions, including Europe, the United States, China, Japan, and India, to explore the dynamics of NPD in today’s global environment.   Presenting case studies from such industries as ICT services, semiconductors, software development, bio-technology, higher education, and even safety for children’s toys, and drawing from a variety of theoretical perspectives, including technology and knowledge management, sociology, economic geography, and organizational behavior, the authors highlight critical success and failure factors in NPD.


Among the topics covered:

  • New product development teams, including multi-functional and multi-site teams
  • De-localization and off-shoring of tasks and processes
  • Individual competencies and organizational capabilities
  • University-industry interactions, high-tech clusters, and technology transfer
  • Technology policy


High-technology clusters Innovation Multinational Corporations (MNCs) New Product Development (NPD) Offshoring Outsourcing Research and Development (R&D) Technology Management Technology Policy Technology Transfer

Editors and affiliations

  • Dimitris G. Assimakopoulos
    • 1
  • Elias G. Carayannis
    • 2
  • Rafiq Dossani
    • 3
  1. 1.Grenoble Ecole de ManagementGrenoble CXFrance
  2. 2.School of BusinessGeorge Washington UniversityWashingtonUSA
  3. 3.Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research, Center (APARC)Stanford UniversityStanfordUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-0247-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-0248-0
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