This paper examines the role of product development in relation to other key competencies like, eg, production management, sale scompetencies and company image. Based on a representative study of Danish production companies we examine how product development influences overall company success, and how product development competence is influenced by and influences other competencies. The complex interrelationships between product development competence and other competencies are presented a discussed in the paper. Product development is shown to have both positive and negative effects on other competencies and success.
HHÅ forskning; MAPP
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4th International Product Development Management Conference, Stockholm, 1997