The Effects of Outsourcing, Offshoring, and Distributed Product Development Organization on Coordinating the NPD Process
Edward G. Anderson
University of Texas at Austin - Department of Information, Risk and Operations Management
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Babson College - Technology, Operations and Information Management Division (TOIM)
Boston University - Department of Operations and Technology Management
Tulane University - A.B. Freeman School of Business
January 17, 2007
HANDBOOK ON NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT, C. Loch, S. Kavadias, eds., Elsevier, 2007
Outsourcing arrangements continue to evolve from peripheral activities, such as food services and back office transaction processing, to encompass more core activities such as new product development. Some arrangements maintain a clear lead organization while others, such as open source networks, are less centralized. We develop a framework identify the specific impact of different outsourcing arrangements on the search, selection, transformation, and coordination processes involved in new product development new product development.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 23
Keywords: outsourcing, offshoring, product development, distributed product development, modularity, product design
JEL Classification: D2, L2, M1Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: August 27, 2008
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