New Product Development in Traditional Industries: Decision-Making Revised

Authors

  • Jon Mikel Zabala-Iturriagagoitia Centre for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy (CIRCLE), Lund University

Keywords:

new product development, decision making, innovative firm, traditional industry, Valencian region.

Abstract

This paper investigates whether decisions considered as common in new product development literature are also valid in a region characterized by traditional industries. The research is grounded on innovative companies in the Valencian Region (Spain). Using the statistical tool of factor analysis, we test if the groups of decisions identified by the literature can be confirmed in our empirical sample. Therewith, we aim to link the theoretical and empirical fields in the context of new product development and product innovation management.

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Author Biography

Jon Mikel Zabala-Iturriagagoitia, Centre for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy (CIRCLE), Lund University

Jon Mikel Zabala-Iturriagagoitia is Assistant Professor at CIRCLE on innovation policy analysis. Engineer in industrial organization from the University of Mondragon (2002), he holds a European Ph.D. in Engineering and Innovation Projects from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (2008). During his PhD process, Jon Mikel was member of the Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Management (INGENIO). From September to December 2006 he was visiting researcher at the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) in Espoo. Between 2009 and 2011 he developed his post-doctoral endeavor at CIRCLE. He has a long experience as a lecturer in modules about R&D and innovation indicators, project management, and technology and innovation management. He cooperates with several European and Latin American universities in courses regarding the management of innovation.

His research focuses on the following streams: Analysis of innovation systems, science and technology policies and evaluation, innovation support policies and innovation management tools.

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Published

2012-02-29

How to Cite

Zabala-Iturriagagoitia, J. M. (2012). New Product Development in Traditional Industries: Decision-Making Revised. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, 7(1), 31-51. Retrieved from https://www.jotmi.org/index.php/GT/article/view/art234

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