Accelerating Transformation: Process Innovation in the Global Information Technology Industry

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Universal-Publishers, 2005 - Business & Economics - 212 pages
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This book describes a detailed process methodology for speeding innovation, and thereby leading to a firm's transformation. Anyone who is interested in managing under uncertainty and implementing fast and effective processes would be interested in reading this book. The results presented in this book are based on several years of research, examining 72 projects from 36 leading companies in United States, Asia, and Europe. The methods described are adopted by many firms in the industry.
 

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Contents

Introduction
17
Literature Review
23
212 Indepth Case Research
25
213 Multivariate Event History Approaches
27
22 RESEARCH ON SUCCESSFUL PRODUCTS THAT DOES NOT EMPHASIZE SPEED OF DEVELOPMENT
28
23 LINKING ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
34
231 Learning and Learning Conditions
38
232 Learning in Product Development
39
5326 PC and Peripheral Projects
85
533 Country Projects
86
5333 Asian Projects
87
534 Mediumscale and Major Projects
88
5342 Major Projects
89
541 Summary of Each Variables Results
91
Summary
111
61 COMPRESSION STRATEGY
112

233 Research on Successful Product Development that Emphasize Learning
41
24 SUMMARY OF LITERATURE REVIEW
43
Hypotheses
45
31 COMPRESSION STRATEGY
47
32 EXPERIENTIAL STRATEGY
54
Methods
63
42 MEASURES
67
43 DEPENDENT AND CONTROL VARIABLES
69
Results
71
52 RESULTS OF SAMPLE CORRELATIONS AND REGRESSION ANALYSES
76
53 RESULTS OF SUBSAMPLE REGRESSIONS
77
531 Innovative vs Noninnovative Firms
78
5312 Projects in Noninnovative Firms
79
5313 Comparison of Projects in Innovative and Noninnovative Firms
81
532 Industry Segment Projects
82
5323 Minicomputer Projector
83
5325 Mainframe and Minicomputer Projects
84
611 A Compression Example
114
62 EXPERIENTIAL STRATEGY
116
621 An Experiential Example
118
63 SOME CRUCIAL CAVEATS
119
632 Subtleties of CAD
120
633 Targeted use of suppliers
121
64 TWO GOLDEN RULES
122
642 Avoid the Reward for Schedule Trap
123
Discussion
127
72 LIMITATIONS OF THIS RESEARCH
130
73 LINKS TO OTHER PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH
132
Conclusion
135
Appendix A
139
APPENDIX B
197
BIBLIOGRAPHY
201
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Behnam Tabrizi, Ph.D., is a Consulting Professor in the Department of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University. He is an internationally recognized expert on RTE and Organizational Transformation and has served as a consultant to Hewlett-Packard, Intel, IBM, IDC, Motorola, Oracle, Cisco, Honeywell, and many other major companies. Dr. Tabrizi has also held positions at the Harvard Business School and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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