Firm ownership and the determinants of success and failure in new product development: an empirical study of manufacturing firms in the Guandong province of china.

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Jin, Z. and Li, Z. 2007. Firm ownership and the determinants of success and failure in new product development: an empirical study of manufacturing firms in the Guandong province of china. International Journal of Innovation Management. 11 (4), pp. 539-564.
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TitleFirm ownership and the determinants of success and failure in new product development: an empirical study of manufacturing firms in the Guandong province of china.
AuthorsJin, Z. and Li, Z.
Abstract

This paper generates a newperspective on the growing literature in newproduct development (NPD): firmownership and the determinants of success and failure ofNPDfirms operating in a Chinese region which has experienced unprecedented change. Cooper and Kleinschmidt’s conceptual framework is utilised. 126 new product projects, from 84 firmswere investigated
using a structured survey. Results are compared with those from studies in Canada, Korea, Japan and Slovenia. Contrary to other studies’ findings, a hostile market environment was found to be facilitative rather than a major de-facilitator. We then further examined NPD activities in three different types of manufacturing firms in Guangdong: state-owned, joint venture/foreign owned and private firms. A comparison with an earlier study conducted in China focusing mainly on state-owned firms is made and the paper concludes by drawing out implications for managers operating in China.

Research GroupStrategic Marketing, Consumer Behaviour and Branding/Identity group
PublisherImperial College Press
JournalInternational Journal of Innovation Management
ISSN1363-9196
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PrintDec 2007
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Deposited02 Mar 2010
Output statusPublished
LanguageEnglish
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