Abstract—This study of the factors that are correlated withsuccess in New Product Development (NPD) is based on 68responses to a survey of medical device companies in the UK andIreland. It was found that the degree of technological innovation, the involvement of end users in the development process, the dissemination of NPD priorities to staff, and the use of financial analysis throughout the development process were all correlated with success in a statistically significant manner. These findings demonstrate the importance of innovation, integration and the use of financial metrics to sustained product development success. In addition, this survey found that new-to-the world innovations made up only 4.4% of NPD projects in larger companies and 9.3% of NPD projects in small and medium sized enterprises.
|Title of host publication||Unknown Host Publication|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 28 Jun 2008|
|Event||Engineering Management Conference, IEMC Europe 2008 - Estoril, Portugal|
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|Conference||Engineering Management Conference, IEMC Europe 2008|
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