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  

Edward G. Anderson

University of Texas at Austin - Department of Information, Risk and Operations Management

Alison Davis-Blake

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Sinan Erzurumlu

Babson College

Nitin Joglekar

Boston University - Questrom School of Business

Geoffrey Parker

Dartmouth College

Date Written: January 17, 2007

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Anderson, Edward G. and Davis-Blake, Alison and Erzurumlu, Sinan and Joglekar, Nitin and Parker, Geoffrey, The Effects of Outsourcing, Offshoring, and Distributed Product Development Organization on Coordinating the NPD Process (January 17, 2007). HANDBOOK ON NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT, C. Loch, S. Kavadias, eds., Elsevier, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1259382

Edward G. Anderson

University of Texas at Austin - Department of Information, Risk and Operations Management ( email )

CBA 5.202
Austin, TX 78712
United States
512-471-6394 (Phone)
512-471-3937 (Fax)

Alison Davis-Blake

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities ( email )

420 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Sinan Erzurumlu

Babson College ( email )

231 Forest St.
Babson Park, MA 02457-0310
United States

Nitin Joglekar

Boston University - Questrom School of Business ( email )

595 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02466
United States

Geoffrey Parker (Contact Author)

Dartmouth College ( email )

Hanover, NH 03755
United States
603-646-9075 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://engineering.dartmouth.edu/people/faculty/geoffrey-parker

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