University of Oulu

Majava, J., Harkonen, J., Haapasalo, H. (2015) The relations between stakeholders and product development drivers: practitioners’ perspectives. International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 17 (1), pp. 59-78. doi:10.1504/IJIL.2015.066064

The relations between stakeholders and product development drivers : practitioners’ perspectives

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Author: Majava, Jukka1; Härkönen, Janne1; Haapasalo, Harri1
Organizations: 1Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, University of Oulu
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Inderscience, 2015
Publish Date: 2019-02-26


Product development is affected by various drivers and multiple stakeholders. This study assesses relationships between different external and internal stakeholders and product development drivers. The relationships between stakeholders and product development drivers are analysed at managerial level in NPD intensive companies, which operate in market-driven environment. The results indicate the most relevant external stakeholders for product development drivers to include customers, suppliers, and partners, whereas the most relevant internal stakeholders include product management, management, and engineering. In addition, key stakeholders for individual drivers are identified. Industrial managers can utilise the findings to improve decision-making, prioritisation, and to reduce unnecessary complexities.

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Series: International journal of innovation and learning
ISSN: 1471-8197
ISSN-E: 1741-8089
ISSN-L: 1471-8197
Volume: 17
Issue: 1
Pages: 59 - 78
DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2015.066064
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 222 Other engineering and technologies
Copyright information: © 2015 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. Published in this repository with the kind permission of the publisher.