Product-service systems (PSS) adoption has increased over the last years due to its potential for innovative value creation. However, the identification of ideas and opportunities in the innovation planning and the structuring of PSS projects are still incipient in organizations, following the same patterns adopted for product development. Currently, there is not a systematic approach that can be followed for the formulation of PSS proposals in the fuzzy front end. Therefore, the aim of this research is to develop a method for defining PSS project proposals based on attributes that should be considered by companies during this definition. The systematization of PSS attributes may help increase the knowledge about different PSS projects that can emerge in the front end, thus leading to the discovery of opportunities that are not apparent in the existing business models and give rise to new ideas that can be translated into successful projects.
Lecture Notes in Production Engineering: Proceedings of the 5th Cirp International Conference on Industrial Product-service Systems, Bochum, Germany, March 14th - 15th, 2013, 2013, p. 121-130
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Lecture Notes in Production Engineering
5th CIRP International Conference on Industrial Product-Service Systems, 2013