The Effects of Outsourcing, Offshoring, and Distributed Product Development Organization on Coordinating the NPD Process
HANDBOOK ON NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT, C. Loch, S. Kavadias, eds., Elsevier, 2007
23 Pages Posted: 27 Aug 2008
Date Written: January 17, 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.
Keywords: outsourcing, offshoring, product development, distributed product development, modularity, product design
JEL Classification: D2, L2, M1
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