Exploring collaboration in new product development

Nusa Fain, Beverly Wagner, Fred Lemke

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book


This paper discusses the relevant literature on collaboration in product development and proposes a framework for exploring collaboration proneness in development processes. The framework proposes valuable insight into managing collaboration in practice, as it provides an evaluation tool for managers to determine their internal team competences and gaps to be addressed. Furthermore, it enables companies to assess potential NPD partners outside company boundaries. A test on an industrial case demonstrates the applicability of the theoretically derived framework to practice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings from the The 19th DMI
Subtitle of host publicationAcademic Design Management Conference, 2014
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventThe 19th DMI: Academic Design Management Conference, 2014 - London College of Fashion, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Sep 20144 Sep 2014


ConferenceThe 19th DMI: Academic Design Management Conference, 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • product development
  • development process
  • managing collaborations


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