IJSTR

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

IJSTR@Facebook IJSTR@Twitter IJSTR@Linkedin
Home About Us Scope Editorial Board Blog/Latest News Contact Us
CALL FOR PAPERS
AUTHORS
DOWNLOADS
CONTACT
QR CODE
IJSTR-QR Code

IJSTR >> Volume 7 - Issue 10, October 2018 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

Website: http://www.ijstr.org

ISSN 2277-8616



Usage Of Information Technology In New Product Development Process

[Full Text]

 

AUTHOR(S)

Midohoabasi Essienubong

 

KEYWORDS

New Product Development, Information Technology, Start-ups

 

ABSTRACT

“Information technology” (IT) is used in this study to mean any computer, networking, storage, infrastructure, physical devices and software used to create, store, process, exchange and distribute any form of data. As there are advances in the capabilities of IT, companies and businesses involved in the creation of products leverage these capabilities to innovate and create new products. New product development (NPD) is a defined process for developing new products for the market and it is considered the primary step to making a product available to the market. To keep up with the market, firms must continue to innovate and develop new products to meet their customers’ dynamic needs. To highlight Information Technology (IT) used in new product development (NPD) process, an empirical research by qualitative analysis, using semi-structured interview methodology was conducted with nine start-up product development leaders. A conceptual model for the use of IT in NPD was created based on scientific theoretical literatures and the NPD framework for defining the stages of the NPD process. The study revealed that dependence on IT in NPD increases along the NPD process and the complexity of the IT tools employed also increases, needing more expertise and knowledge to maximise their use. The study further indicated that the development methodology adopted by firms in their NPD activities informed the choice of IT tools they employed in the NPD process.

 

REFERENCES

[1] Aleixo, G. G. and Tenara, A. B. (2009). New Product Development Processon High-Tech Innovation Life Cycle. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology International Journal of Social, Behavioral, Educational, Economic, Business and Industrial Engineering Vol: 3, No:10

[2] Alshenqeeti Hamza (2014). Interviewing as a Data Collection Method: A Critical Review. English Linguistics Research; Sciedu Press. E-ISSN 1927-6036 pp. 39 -45

[3] Asana (2017). [Computer software] Available at https://asana.com/)

[4] Balsamiq (2017). [Computer software] Available at https://balsamiq.com/

[5] Barrios Luis and Kenntoft Jonas. (2008). The Business Analysis Process of New Product: a study of small and medium size enterprises. Pg. 3

[6] Bernroider W. N. Edward and Bernroider Mahshid. (2008). A Comparative Study of Business Process Management Tools based on Open Source Software and a Commercial Reference. 5th International Conference on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Systems and Applications (CITSA), pp 1-6

[7] Bhuiyan, N (2011). A Framework for Successful New Product Development. Journal of Industrial Management, JIEM pp. 746-770

[8] Booz, Allen and Hamilton (1982). New Products Management for the 1980s New York: Booz, Allen and Hamilton

[9] Cooper G. Robert (1990). Stage-gate systems: A new tool for managing new products. Business Horizons 33, no. 3, 44-54

[10] Daim, T., Sener, N. and Galluzzo, C. (2009).” Linking Technology and New Product Development.” Proceedings of the 42nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences pp. 1-9

[11] Darasteanu Cristian and Moskalenko Maria (2010). New Product Development Process Goes Global: A qualitative study of rethinking traditional concepts. Umeå School of Business pp. 69-102

[12] Durmuşoğlu, S., Calatone, R. J. and Sambamurthy.V (2006). Is more information technology better for new product development? - Journal of Product & Brand Management. Vol. 15 Iss 7 pp. 435 – 441

[13] Hauser, J. R. and Dahan, E. (2007). New product development

[14] He-Yau Kang, Amy H. I. Lee, Chao-Cheng Chang, and Mei-Sung Kang, (2012) “A Model for Selecting Technologies in New Product Development,” Mathematical Problems in Engineering, vol. 2012, Article ID 358129, 17 pages, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/358129

[15] Hseih Hsiu-Fang, Shannon E. Sarah. (2005). Three approaches to qualitative content analysis, Qualitative Health Research- Sage Publications, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 1277-1285.

[16] Jespersen KR, Buck N (2009). Usage of ICT tools in new product development: creating user‐ involvement. In Al‐Hakim L and Jin C (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Innovation Systems for Business: Technologies and Applications. IGI Global pp.1-3

[17] Lilien L. Gary and Rangaswamy Arvind. (1997). Software Tools for New Product Development. Journal of Marketing Research Vol. 34, No. 1, Special Issue on Innovation and New Products. pp. 177-184

[18] Marion J. Tucker, Barczak Gloria and Hultink Jan Erik (2014). Do Social Media Tools Impact Development Phase? An Exploratory Study. J Prod Innov Manag, 31(S1): pp. 18-29

[19] McKenney, S., Nieveen, N. M., & Strijker, A. (2008). Information technology tools for curriculum development. In J. Voogt, & G. Knezek (Eds.), International handbook of Information technology in education (pp. 195-210). London: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-73315-9_12

[20] Musso Patrick and Schiavo Stefano. (2008). The impact of financial constraints on firm survival and growth. Journal of Evolutionary Economics. ISSN 1432-1386 Volume 18, Issue 2, pp. 135–149

[21] Nambisan, S. (2002). Designing virtual customer environments for new product development: Toward a theory. The Academy Management Review Vo1. 27. No 3, pp. 392-413

[22] Nambisan, S. (2010). The role of Information Technology in Product Development: An introduction. In Information technology and product development, ed. S. Nambisan, New York: Springer pp. 1–220.

[23] Ozer Muammer (2003). Process implications of the use of the Internet in new product development: a conceptual analysis. Industrial Marketing Management,32, n. 6, pp. 517-530.

[24] Rasmussen Nils, Goldy S. Paul and Solli O. Per (2002). Financial business intelligence; trends, technology, software selection, and implementation. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York pp. 19-23

[25] Rix Joachim, Haas Stefan and Teixeira Jose. (1995). Virtual Prototyping: Virtual environments and the product design process. Springer International Publishing, Cham. 1st Edition ISBN 978-0-387-34904-6.

[26] Salesforce (2017). Available at https://www.salesforce.com/

[27] Sanayei, Amir, (2016) "Technology Decisions in New Product Development". Wayne State University Dissertations. 1482 pp. 1-106.

[28] Slack (2017). [Computer software] Available at https://slack.com/

[29] Trello (2017). [Computer software] Available at https://trello.com/

[30] Venkatraman N (1990). IT induced business re-configuration, in M.S. Scott Morton, ed., The Endnotes 61 Corporation of the 1990s: Information Technology and Organizational Transformation, Oxford University Press, New York, 1991, pp. 122–158

[31] Yenicioglu, B (2015). Participatory New Product Development – A framework for Delibrately Collaborative and Continuous Innovation Design - Procedia - Social and Behavioural Sciences Volume 195 pp.1443 - 1452.