Collaborative Product Development Considerations

  • Stig Ottosson


Product and process development is time dependent and complex e.g. as there are many “agents” taking part in the processes who occasionally can cause new situations to suddenly appear. Such agents are managers, internal and external specialists, team members, test persons, customers, users, inventors, controllers, etc. Product and process development is also complicated as there are many knowledge areas involved, such as engineering, business administration, computer technology, sociology, psychology, management, etc. Also to take in account when forming good conditions for successful development is that chaotic situations can develop rapidly as e.g. new players can occur by chance, can new technologies suddenly appear, can the financial support completely change the grounds for development, etc.


Team Member Soccer Player Collective Knowledge Innovative Design Operative Knowledge 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stig Ottosson
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  1. 1.Linköping University and Trollhättan-Uddevalla UniversitySweden

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