Organising new product development Knowledge hollowing-out and knowledge integration
AbstractThe paper analyses the organization of the new product development process at FIAT from a resource-based perspective. The focus is on organizational resources for integrating dispersed specialist knowledge required in the development of complex products. The analysis shows how the application of a resource-based perspective is able to uncover negative long-term effects of outsourcing on the knowledge base (hollowing out), despite beneficial short-term effects on cost.
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New product development; FIAT Auto; knowledge integration systems integration; modularity; knowledge hollowing-out; resource-based view;
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