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Internet-Based Technology Use And New Product Time-To-Market: The Moderating Effect Of Product Innovativeness

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  • DANUTA DE GROSBOIS

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    (Department of Tourism and Environment, Brock University, 500 Glenridge Avenue, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, L2S 3A1, Canada)

  • UMA KUMAR

    (Eric Sprott School of Business, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1S 5B6, Canada)

  • VINOD KUMAR

    (Eric Sprott School of Business, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1S 5B6, Canada)

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    Abstract

    The aim of this study is to investigate the impact of Internet-based technology (IBT) use during a new product development (NPD) project on new product time-to-market. It is hypothesized that (1) IBT use has a positive impact on new product time-to-market (2) this impact is both direct and indirect (3) the indirect impact of IBT use on product time-to-market is achieved through improvement of communication quality, effectiveness of team learning and level of team integration (4) the strength of these relationships is moderated by the product innovativeness. In order to test the hypotheses, data from 278 NPD projects conducted by Canadian and American manufacturing companies were collected and analyzed. IBT use was found to be a significant contributor to communication quality, effectiveness of team learning, level of team integration and new product time-to-market. Additionally, the results indicate that the relationships are stronger for projects developing highly innovative products as opposed to less innovative products.

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    Article provided by World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. in its journal International Journal of Innovation Management.

    Volume (Year): 14 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 05 ()
    Pages: 915-946

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