Innovation, Product Development and Commercialization: Case Studies and Key Practices for Market Leadership

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J. Ross Publishing, Jun 15, 2007 - Business & Economics - 432 pages
To succeed in the 21st century, firms must integrate their business, market, technology and resource strategies into a holistic product approach, and match technological innovation to market opportunities. Unlike other books on product development that limit their scope to the product development process, Innovation, Product Development and Commercialization takes a unique holistic approach and examines the diverse issues that managers face to channel resources in the right direction for global commercial success. The book explores innovation, new product development and commercialization decisions within an integrated framework of business, market, technology, and resource strategy. It also includes guidance on matching technology innovation to market opportunities, and details commercialization of innovation and new products and continuous improvement of existing products. 

Innovation, Product Development and Commercialization probes not only into the critical issues of innovation and product development, but also organizational leadership and management, and the impact of organizational structures and business processes in product leadership. This comprehensive book presents the details and nuances of a flexible product development process including best practices in R&D, product and process engineering, marketing, and commercialization. It also covers the topic of technology and product portfolio planning, which is critical to proper prioritization of opportunities and investment strategies. This book is an important read for executives at the strategic level and a valuable desk reference for project managers, engineering managers, quality managers, product and marketing managers, design and process engineers, industrial engineers, manufacturing engineers, value engineers, mechanical engineers, systems engineers and others engaged in product development, innovation and commercialization.

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chapter 4.7.1 is taken (verbatim) from "Product Strategy for High Technology Companies Hardcover – October 12, 2000
by Michael McGrath (Author)". Not positive that was intended, but it is definitely a great reference


Case StudyAggregate Strategy of an Internal Supplier
Marketing Management
Outline of a Business Plan for a New Product
The Product Development Process
Flawless Execution and Global Resources Management
Best Practices for Product Development Managers
Managing Product and Technology Portfolios for Shareholder Value
Appendix Semiconductor Manufacturing Process Equipment

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About the author (2007)

Dariush Rafinejad, Ph.D., has more than 25 years of experience as a senior executive in high-tech industries in Silicon Valley, California, including serving as Corporate Vice President and General Manager of business units at Applied Materials Corporation and Vice President of R&D and Product Development at Lam Research Corporation. He is currently the President and Founder of Blue Dome Consulting. Mr. Rafinejad has also taught courses in product development and commercialization and high-tech marketing at Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley.

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