Book: Information Technology and Product Development (Annals of Information Systems)
Infusing new products into a company or organization’s product is imperative for the growth of that organization. In addition, New Product Development (NPD) does not necessarily happen in one place over a defined period of time. NPD is most often distributed in both space and time across a wide range of entities. Therefore, distributed information technology systems play a large role in developing new product lines.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT: A Research Agenda provides definition and research parameters that further theoretical concepts and insights on the application of IT in product development and innovation activities in business enterprises. More specifically, the book serves the following objectives: Provides a review of the existing literature on the intersection of IT and NPD and begin to sketch out an integrative framework that can form a foundation for continuing research on the area, introduces new theoretical perspectives by drawing and integrating from different functional business disciplines: information systems, technology management, innovation management, operations, and organizational behavior, offers viewpoints from industry on key trends in IT-enabled product development and the implication of these trends for future research in the area.
This is a high-impact area for IT and there is considerable interest in the implementation methods of NPD across the functional areas of business.