Decision making in global product development

Erik Stefan Søndergaard, Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen

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    Many engineering companies experience new challenges when globalising product development. Global product development (GPD) is a relatively nascent research area, and previous research reveals the need for decision support frameworks. This research investigates how decisions are made when companies outsource or offshore product development tasks, and how these decisions can be improved. A brief literature review on existing research on GPD and decision making is given, followed by two case studies, where implications of decisions are investigated. The findings point towards further studies required for creating a decision support framework for managers to make better decisions in the future.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of 21st EurOMA Conference: Operations Management in an Innovation Economy
    Number of pages9
    PublisherEuropean Operations Management Association
    Publication date2014
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event21st EurOMA Conference: Operations Management in an Innovation Economy - Palermo, Italy
    Duration: 20 Jun 201425 Jun 2014
    Conference number: 21


    Conference21st EurOMA Conference: Operations Management in an Innovation Economy
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    • Decision making
    • Global product development


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