Managing R&D and New Product Development

Maximilian von Zedtwitz, Sascha Friesike, Oliver Gassmann

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This article examines the importance of R&D and new product development and explores their management. It describes three central aspects of managing R&D and new product development in firms: the product development funnel, R&D portfolio management, and R&D organization. Concepts such as the ‘fuzzy front end’ are introduced. It concludes with an outlook of trends affecting the future of R&D management
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Innovation Management
EditorsMark Dodgson, David M. Gann, Nelson Phillips
Place of PublicationOxford
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9780199694945
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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NameThe Oxford Handbook of Innovation Management


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  • development funnel
  • fuzzy front end
  • global r
  • organization
  • portfolio management
  • teams


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