Experience-based learning in innovation and production
Pruett, Mark and Thomas, Howard. (2008) Experience-based learning in innovation and production. R & D Management, Vol.38 (No.2). pp. 141-153. ISSN 0033-6807Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9310.2008.00504.x
How can we model and document the impact of experience in product innovation? We use data on the innovation and production histories of 294 product platforms to explore experience-based learning. We extend learning curve concepts from their traditional domain - the production process - into the product innovation process to build and test a richer, quantitative model of learning. The results suggest that learning occurs differently in the innovation process than in production. They also suggest that how and where a firm learns depend in part on the complexity of product components and sub-systems. Finally, we discuss the competitive implications for product innovation.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School|
|Journal or Publication Title:||R & D Management|
|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.|
|Official Date:||March 2008|
|Number of Pages:||13|
|Page Range:||pp. 141-153|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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