Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Where process development begins: a multiple case study of fuzzy front-end activities in process firms
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Business Administration and Industrial Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8188-0588
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Innovation and Design.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8103-2519
University of Mannheim.
2011 (English)In: Technovation, ISSN 0166-4972, E-ISSN 1879-2383, Vol. 31, no 9, p. 490-504Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The fuzzy front end stage is known to be critical to overall product development success, but few if any studies have examined the front end in process development. By means of a multiple case study of process firms, this article aims to bridge this knowledge gap. Our results show that substantial differences in front end activities exist between the product development and process development domains. We conceptualize the front end in process development to be an iterative trial-and-error process, dominated by activities such as idea generation and refinement, literature reviews, anticipation of end-product changes, and various forms of experiments in bench scale, lab scale, and full-scale production. In addition, we highlight key problems in the FFE process, and managerial remedies for how to mitigate them. While these findings provide theoretical implications for research into product development, process development and production management, the findings are particularly relevant to process development managers, plant managers, and development engineers interested in increasing the efficiency of production processes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 31, no 9, p. 490-504
National Category
Business Administration Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Accounting and Control; Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-9627DOI: 10.1016/j.technovation.2011.05.004ISI: 000294940200006Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-80051797032Local ID: 84aa19e0-0824-11e0-b767-000ea68e967bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-9627DiVA, id: diva2:982565
Note
Validerad; 2011; 20101215 (monika_k)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Authority records BETA

Kurkkio, MonikaFrishammar, Johan

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Kurkkio, MonikaFrishammar, Johan
By organisation
Business Administration and Industrial EngineeringInnovation and Design
In the same journal
Technovation
Business AdministrationOther Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 254 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf