Global product development: an attempt at harmonising the research effort

Zaza Nadja Lee Hansen, Steve Simplay

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    More companies are increasingly globalising activities throughout the product development process, from R&D to manufacturing. This presents companies with both technical and organisational challenges. These are addressed in different theoretical areas, in particular within Engineering Design & Development, Organizational Studies, and Operations Management. These research areas all contribute different insights into how the global product development process can be viewed, understood and analysed.
    This paper overviews current research in these research areas and illustrates that by creating a synthesis which utilizes the empirical insights and theories from these areas, a more holistic picture can be painted of global product development.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2013
    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event20th European Operations Management Association Conference: Operations Management at the Heart of the Recovery - Dublin, Ireland
    Duration: 7 Jun 201312 Jun 2013
    Conference number: 20


    Conference20th European Operations Management Association Conference
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    • Globalisation
    • Global product development
    • Cross-disciplinary


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