Paper info: MANAGING PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS ACROSS FIRM BOUNDARIES - EXPERIENCES FROM THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
MANAGING PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS ACROSS FIRM BOUNDARIES - EXPERIENCES FROM THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Norwegian School of Information Technology
Place of Publication
The paper was published at the 17th IMP-conference in Oslo, Norway in 2001.
In this paper, we discuss co-operative product development across firm boundaries. Firstly,we discuss reasons why innovation may beneficially be co-ordinated among firms, and weprovide some empirical evidence for the existence and significance of the phenomenon.Secondly, we discuss the relevance of co-operative innovation for the construction industrywhich, at present, is characterised by low degrees of innovation and co-operation. We thenpresent the results from a co-operative product development project within the constructionindustry. Lastly, we discuss managerial implications which may be drawn from the study inrelation to co-operative product development in the construction industry.