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.

Jin, Zhongqi ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2881-2188 and Li, Zhihong (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. ISSN 1363-9196 [Article]

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.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > International Management and Innovation
A. > Business School > Marketing, Branding and Tourism
A. > Business School > Strategic Marketing, Consumer Behaviour and Branding/Identity group
Item ID: 4304
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Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2010 13:14
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2020 15:17
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/4304

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