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Title: The impact of technological learning on NPD outcomes: The moderating effect of project complexity
Authors: Ignatius, J.
Leen, J.Y.A.
Ramayah, T.
Kah Hin, C. 
Jantan, M.
Keywords: Emerging economies
New product development
Product innovation
Project complexity
Technological learning
Issue Date: Jul-2012
Citation: Ignatius, J., Leen, J.Y.A., Ramayah, T., Kah Hin, C., Jantan, M. (2012-07). The impact of technological learning on NPD outcomes: The moderating effect of project complexity. Technovation 32 (7-8) : 452-463. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The innovative status of an emerging market is largely attributed to the technological learning maturity of its finest multinational companies (MNCs). This study uses the information processing perspective to investigate the impact of inter-/intra-functional technological learning (knowledge acquisition, information distribution, information interpretation and organizational memory) of 105 project teams on new product development (NPD) outcomes (project success, development speed and product entry timeliness) across nine MNCs. Of the four technological learning dimensions, only organizational memory did not possess a direct relationship with any NPD outcome dimensions. This study further contrasts the above impact across varying levels of project complexity. Information interpretation and organizational memory contribute to project success for low complexity projects. Conversely, for high complexity projects, development speed is contingent on organizational memory. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Technovation
ISSN: 01664972
DOI: 10.1016/j.technovation.2012.03.003
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