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Towards a Knowledge Typology for New Product Development Engineering Processes
Donnellan, Brian; Fitzgerald, Brian
In today's competitive and turbulent environment companies engaged in new product development (NPD) need to have a sophisticated understanding of the types of knowledge critical to the each phase of the NPD process. This types of knowledge is used in so-called "stage-gate" NPD processes. This work will describe a typical NPD stage-gate process and indicate the critical knowledge types needed at the different stages. The identification of the critical knowledge used at each stage was done by combining knowledge of the literature and practical experience of running NPD processes in an industrial setting. The different types of knowledge required at different stages of the development process will be described and elaborated on. When providing knowledge management systems to support the NPD process, one needs to consider providing a system that can cater for knowledge that may take Different forms. This research contributes to our understanding of the nature of those knowledge forms.
Keyword(s): Product development; Knowledge engineering; Knowledge management; Decision making; Technological innovation; Computer science; Information systems; Environmental management; Environmental economics; Companies
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Type: Book chapter
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Institution: Maynooth University
Citation(s): Donnellan, Brian and Fitzgerald, Brian (2004) Towards a Knowledge Typology for New Product Development Engineering Processes. In: Towards a knowledge typology for new product development engineering processes B. Donnellan ; B. Fitzgerald 2004 IEEE International Engineering Management Conference. IEEE, pp. 630-634. ISBN 0780385195
Publisher(s): IEEE
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