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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

Internet Impact On UNT Traditional Newspaper

Nnagbo, Emmanuel Onyebuchi January 2011 (has links)
The aim of this research is to understand the Internet impact on Uppsala Nya Tidning (UNT) traditional newspaper. By answering the question; has the internet resulted in UNT developingnew products? A case study was selected. The findings indicate that the internet has resulted in UNT consumers, demanding quick, free, and user-generated news. The fact that the newspaper is presently unable to accommodate these different needs have made the consumers discard the paper, thus causing a decrease in UNT newspaper readership. This, however, resulted in UNT developing  new  products (e.g., Free online reading, tabloid newspaper, and multimedia portfolio).

¡¨ A Network Style of New Product Development¡¨¡ÐExperience of Bike Industry of Taiwan

Wu, Yi-Hsien 28 June 2000 (has links)
There has been a new style of new product development in the Bike Industry of Taiwan. The researcher refers it as ¡§Network-Styled of New Product Development (NNPD). According to the researcher¡¦s understanding, the Network-styled New Product Development is a product development model for which we need to measure its outputs or performances by all aspects of the industry instead of a single company or a single governing mechanism. Different types of firms on the industrial value chain and all external R&D's resources of the industry in Taiwan make a significant contribution to the development of new product. Therefore, firms are able to use an internal and interactive mechanism built among the firms to initiate more creations and to exchange technology of production. A high efficacy produced from the model is attributed to the efforts of all participating firms. Owing to fast and intensive interactions, a continuing and changing evolution of innovation happens, thus, leading to an unpredictable development of various products. This model of new product development, only constructed by the whole industry, is a unique competence of the Bike Industry of Taiwan, which has made it impossible for any other single firm or a conglomerate in other countries to emulate. Taiwan¡¦s Bike Industry then becomes even more competitive in the arena.


Fu, Ching-Fu 21 June 2001 (has links)
Abstract Nonaka and Takeuchi¡¦s book ¡§The Knowledge Creating Company. ¡¨ crystallized the intricacy of knowledge management and its importance in the organization¡¦s long- term success and survival. However, the lack of empirical work in this area has not advanced our understanding of this important phenomenon. Previous studies have focused on limited aspects of the overall knowledge management process. As a result, our understanding of knowledge management is limited to certain micro-level aspects, rather understanding the whole process. This research creatively employs Knowledge Value Chain model as a knowledge management framework. How to enrich knowledge management to promote innovation and develop new product is one of the most important issue to business competition. This research will study the impact of knowledge management to the performance of new product development activities. The ability of technological resource management and industrial technological competitive intensity are the two factors which will be consider as interfacial variables in the research design. Follow by questionnaire survey, statistic analysis is used to test several hypotheses. Finally, a knowledge management procedure will be proposed. We expect the results of this study will not only help us to understand the theoretical implication but also the implement procedure.

Impact of installment of Business to Business e-commerce on Bicycle's industry in Taiwan

Hsiao, I-Min 29 July 2001 (has links)
In Taiwan, ¡§ networks for development of new products¡¨, a method normally used in the Bicycle's industry, which the method includes not only the efforts from internal personnel's participation in developing new products but also innovations obtained by mutually-contributed thinking with external sources. Due to this mutual ways of thinking is fast and concentrated, the final results of the new product are usually uncertain so that such unfavorable factors like unsatisfied production in the brand-marketed company, bicycle manufacturer, and part manufacturer, hoard of inventories, changes of design, changes of manufacturing process...etc directly influenced on the efficiency of the whole industry. However, the whole industry still position to be very competitive in the world. It is believed that with the installment of B- to- B e-commerce, those unfavorable factors might be reduced and the whole industry could be even more competitive. Also by this installment, the operation of the companies will dramatically changes, which the competition within the industry become much complicated and have direct impulses to the leading industry of bicycle manufacturing.

The Intermediation Functions Connected to the Phases of a New Product Development Process : An Investigation of a Public and a Private Intermediary in a Micro Perspective

Ekerå, Malin, Hallbert, Sophie January 2015 (has links)
The process of innovation remains challenging for companies in general and for small firms in particular. Limited resources constitute an obstacle on the small firm’s path towards market launch and the need for supportive measures is evident. Today, as the technology is developing at an exponential speed, the time-to-market shortens, underlining that the innovation challenge of small firms is an urgent matter. Given the limited resources of the small firms, this thesis defines the access to external competence as well as an established new product development process as crucial factors for successful innovation. Providing these necessary functions, a public intermediary, originating from policies, is considered a viable solution. The contribution of this thesis lies in investigating whether or not a private intermediary, not supported by policies, can provide the same functions as a public intermediary. In addition, the thesis expands the knowledge about the intermediary functions present in the innovation process by relating them to specific phases in a generalized new product development process. The results in this thesis are qualitative, based on a profound literary study as well as a comparative case study, examining two diverse kinds of intermediaries in a micro perspective. The first case is a public intermediary, operating with a strong business focus, as its mission is to economically strengthen the Swedish industry. The second case presents a technology based consultancy firm, acting as a private intermediary and centered on questions related to R&D. Applying Howells’ (2006) intermediation functions to the two diverse cases, a comparative study of their offered functions has been performed. The micro perspective study has proved the acknowledged intermediation functions to be applicable to specific phases in a generalized new product development process. As several functions appear in multiple phases of the new product development process, the generalized process is observed to be iterative. This notion questions previous definitions of the intermediation functions during an innovation process, as the processes have been simplified as linear in prior research. Using the generalized new product development process as framework for a comparative analysis, it has been concluded that the private intermediary can provide the same functions as the public intermediary. In extension, the private intermediary is able to offer additional services, not legally permitted for the public intermediary, such as selecting external actors and negotiating agreements. As the private intermediary can provide an extended assortment of functions, while not being dependent on government funding, the question of whether or not the public intermediary still fills a necessary function has been raised. However, additional values, such as objectivity and a non-profit-interest have been linked to the public intermediary. As these attributes are valuable to the small firm, further studies on the support not incorporated in the investigated functions are needed.

A comparison of the consumer product development process between Turkey and Western Europe

Unsal, Hizir Tenguz January 2000 (has links)
No description available.

The role of the industrial designer in Malaysian small and medium industries

Ibrahim, Marzuki January 1999 (has links)
No description available.

Anthropocentric framework for the adoption of enabling technologies to support concurrent product development

Abdul Wahab, Dzuraidah January 1999 (has links)
No description available.

Industrial designers' attention to materials and manufacturing processes : analyses at macroscopic and microscopic levels

Pedgley, Owain F. January 1999 (has links)
No description available.

A comparative study of factors affecting product quality and customer needs compliance in the new product development process

Elliott, A. C. January 2000 (has links)
To succeed and survive in competitive markets, products need to be of the desired quality. Quality is how well the product, in its entirety, satisfies the needs of the intended customers. With products in industrial markets, there are many different types of customers to satisfy. Research has been published that is of general use to help define the New Product Development (NPD) process and the management of its activities and this was useful as a basis for this research study. However, little previous work is available that details the specific aspect of designing for customer needs compliance. An exploratory investigation, using analysis of selected cases and experience surveys, was undertaken to help direct conceptual work. A conceptual model was developed to help describe the NPD process and customer needs compliance. The hypotheses that guided the main study sought to understand the perceptions which the design team has of the product in terms of different customer needs. They also aimed to determine how information management during NPD may affect the final design and, consequently, the quality of the product. With the objective of drawing conclusions across the four companies involved in the main study, collection methods and data analysis provided quantitative results on what is essentially qualitative types of information. The findings conclude that each of the companies do perceive a difference in the needs of the customers between different product types. However, they also imply that specific types of customers have similar needs, no matter what types of products are involved. With a small set of respondents in each company, no evidence was found to suggest that the different perceptions the people involved in the design and development of the product had could be attributed to the functional, managerial or customer involvement groupings under investigation. However, there was some evidence that customer needs compliance may be affected by the way the company handled its information management during the NPD process.

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