Knowledge Management in New Product Teams: Practices and Outcomes

11 Pages Posted: 26 Sep 2012

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Gary Lynn

Stevens Institute of Technology - School of Business

Richard R. Reilly

Stevens Institute of Technology - School of Business

Ali Akgun

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: September 24, 2012

Abstract

This paper explores the critical practices impacting a new product team's ability to learn and succeed. By investigating the practices of 281 new product teams from around the world, several factors emerged that impact a team's ability to acquire and use knowledge to reduce cycle time and improve their probability of success. The significant factors include: 1) documentation of project information, 2) storage and retrieval systems for project information, 3) information reviewing practices, 4) vision clarity, 5) vision stability, and 6) management support of the project.

Suggested Citation

Lynn, Gary S. and Reilly, Richard R. and Akgun, Ali, Knowledge Management in New Product Teams: Practices and Outcomes (September 24, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2151581 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2151581

Gary S. Lynn (Contact Author)

Stevens Institute of Technology - School of Business ( email )

Hoboken, NJ 07030
United States

Richard R. Reilly

Stevens Institute of Technology - School of Business ( email )

Hoboken, NJ 07030
United States

Ali Akgun

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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