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New Product Development : Managing and Forecasting for Strategic Success - Robert J. Thomas

New Product Development

Managing and Forecasting for Strategic Success

Paperback Published: 8th November 1993
ISBN: 9780471572268
Number Of Pages: 368

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For increasing numbers of organizations, new product development is a priority concern. Intense global competition, rapid technological change and mutating patterns of world market opportunities compel firms to continually revitalize products and services for existing and new markets - if not for profit, for survival. However the risks of new product development are legendary. New products that fail to make the grade provide excellent material for the business press. This book aims to combine the art of science and new product development to enable manufacturers to gain control of the process and develop reliable forecasts. Providing an original conceptual approach and logical programme of action for new product development and forecasting, this book links the art (development) and science (measurement) of new production. The author details a reliable and useful control framework for decision makers, which includes spreadsheet models, planning steps and examples

STRUCTURING NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT.

Why New Product Development?.

Mediating Turbulent Business Environments.

Anticipating Market Acceptance of New Products.

Preparing the Organization for New Product Development.

MANAGING NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT.

The Ongoing Process of New Product Development.

Building a New Product Decision Support System.

NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND FORECASTING.

Estimating Market Opportunity for New Products.

New Product Sales Forecasting.

New Product Financial Control.

IMPLEMENTING NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT.

Test Marketing New Products.

Market Entry Decisions.

Launching and Tracking New Product Programs.

Notes.

Indexes.

ISBN: 9780471572268
ISBN-10: 0471572268
Series: Portable MBA (Wiley)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 8th November 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.5 x 18.45  x 3.13
Weight (kg): 0.67
Edition Number: 1

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