This is an investigation into the scope for applying continuous improvement (Cl) to the process ofnew product development (NPD). The thesis makes two main contributions to knowledge. Firstly,it brings together the fields of continuous improvement of processes and NPD, which both havetheir own literature and research activity but have h itherto remained somewhat separated fromeach other. Secondly, it develops and tests an analytical model to support the implementation ofCl within NPD.
|Date of Award||Oct 1998|