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Learning from New Product Development Projects : An Exploratory Study

By Ursula Koners and Keith Goffin

Abstract

Knowledge generation is a cornerstone of new product development and post- projectreviews (PPRs) are widely recognized as a facilitator of project-to- project learning.Empirical research on PPRs is sparse and so this paper describes four in-depthexploratory case studies which look at how PPRs are conducted and the learning thatcan result. The results indicate appropriately managed PPRs can make a significantcontribution to knowledge generation and exchange. In addition, the study indicates theurgent need for more research into this important area

Topics: new product development, post-project reviews, project management
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Year: 2005
DOI identifier: 10.1111/j.1467-8691.2005.00353.x
OAI identifier: oai:dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk:1826/2093
Provided by: Cranfield CERES
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