Key performance indicators: Global product development

Thomas Paul Taylor, Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen

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    The decision to globalise parts of product development is a consequence of an increasingly competitive world market. The variety of risks and opportunities as a result of the decision make it difficult for management to evaluate if global product development has been successful. This paper investigates the use of key performance indicators as an approach for measuring the success of global product development projects. With the conclusions from a survey and workshop together with observations during a global development project, the need for an alternative approach to measurement than in conventional product development is highlighted.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEurOMA 2014 Proceedings
    Number of pages10
    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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    Taylor, T. P., & Ahmed-Kristensen, S. (2014). Key performance indicators: Global product development. In EurOMA 2014 Proceedings European Operations Management Association.