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    • Drive Out Fear (Unless You Can Drive It In):The role of agency and job security in process improvement 

      Repenning, Nelson (1998-11)
      Understanding the wide range of outcomes achieved by firms trying to implement TQM and similar process improvement initiatives presents a challenge to management science and organization theory: a few firms reap sustained ...
    • A Simulation-Based Approach to Understanding the Dynamics of Innovation Implementation 

      Repenning, Nelson (1999-10)
      The history of management practice is filled with innovations that failed to live up to the promise suggested by their early success. A paradox facing organization theory is that the failure of these innovations often ...
    • Modeling Complex Behavior Simply with Embedded System Engineering 

      Salminen, Vesa; Pillai, Balan (2000)
      Newton’s second law as written appears simple, but how to use the law perceptually is a complex task. Most of the cases it is good for conceptual discussion or development. Normally the sign convention is not shown and ...
    • Architecting Option Content 

      Otto, Kevin (2000)
      This paper presents an approach to determine the proper number of levels required on independent product architectural attributes, given their ability to generate added revenue through more direct targeting to smaller ...
    • Why Firefighting Is Never Enough: Preserving High-Quality Product Development 

      Black, Laura; Repenning, Nelson (2000)
      Understanding the wide range of outcomes achieved by firms trying to implement TQM and similar process improvement initiatives presents a challenge to management science and organization theory: a few firms reap sustained ...
    • Integrated Design in a Service Marketplace 

      Abrahamson, Shaun; Wallace, David; Senin, Nicola; Sferro, Peter (2000)
      This paper presents a service marketplace vision for enterprise-wide integrated design modeling. In this environment, expert participants and product development organizations are empowered to publish their geometric ...
    • Untangling the Origins of Competitive Advantage 

      Cockburn, Iain; Henderson, Rebecca; Stern, Scott (2000-03)
      What are the origins of competitive advantage? Although this question is fundamental to strategy research, it is one to which we lack a clear answer. As strategy researchers we believe that some firms consistently outperform ...
    • Do Venture Capitalists Affect Commercialization Strategies at Start-ups? 

      Hsu, David (2000-06-16)
      I empirically study the effect of venture capital (VC) on product development and commercialization strategy of start-up organizations. In doing so, I segment entrant commercialization strategies into two camps according ...
    • Surviving the Gales of Creative Destruction: The Patterns of Innovative Activity in the Desktop Laser Printer Industry 

      de Figueiredo, John; Kyle, Margaret (2000-07-14)
      In this paper, we examine the product life cycle in the desktop laser printer industry, from its inception in 1984 through 1996. During this time, the industry experienced a significant degree of innovation, as well as an ...
    • Meanings, Measures, Maps, and Models: Understanding the Mechanisms of Continuous Change 

      Repenning, Nelson (2000-11)
      There is now considerable controversy concerning the role that incremental change plays in the process of organizational transformation. Some scholars assert that incremental change is the primary source of resistance to ...
    • Why Firefighting Is Never Enough: Preserving High-Quality Product 

      Black, Laura; Repenning, Nelson (2001)
      In this paper, we add to insights already developed in single-project models about insufficient resource allocation and the "firefighting" and last-minute rework that often result by asking why dysfunctional resource ...
    • Patent Litigation As a Leading Market Indicator 

      Tang, Victor; Huang, Biao (2001)
      The purpose of this paper is to introduce patent litigation as a leading indicator of market growth. We model the intensity of patent litigation and the market growth for the personal computer and cellular phone market ...
    • Integrated Simulation and Design Synthesis 

      Wallace, David; Yang, Elaine; Senin, Nicola (2001)
      The potential benefits of mathematically predicting and analyzing the integrated behavior of product concepts throughout the design synthesis cycle are widely recognized. Better up-front integrated design will not only ...
    • Understanding Fire Fighting in New Product Development 

      Repenning, Nelson (2001-03)
      Despite documented benefits, the processes described in the new product development literature often prove difficult to follow in practice. A principal source of such difficulties is the phenomenon of fire fighting the ...
    • Competition, Innovation, and Product Exit 

      de Figueiredo, John; Kyle, Margaret (2001-03-19)
      Why do products exit markets? This paper integrates rationale for product exit from a number of different literatures and compares the statistical and substantive effect of these explanations. We use a novel dataset ...
    • Product Concept Metrics: a Preliminary Study Working Paper 

      Takala, Roope; Hölttä, Katja (2001-07)
      Metrics for product concept evaluation and screening is a relatively unstudied topic of product development. Having a clearly documented set of metrics for concept screening decisions is a prerequisite for an educated and ...
    • Metrics Thermostat 

      Hauser, John (2001-07)
      The explosion of information and information technology has led many firms to evolve a dispersed product development process with people and organizations spread throughout the world. To coordinate such dispersed processes ...
    • Metrics Thermostat 

      Hauser, John (2001-07)
      The explosion of information and information technology has led many firms to evolve a dispersed product development process with people and organizations spread throughout the world. To coordinate such dispersed processes ...
    • Towards a Theory of Complicatedness: Framework for Complex Systems Analysis and Design 

      Tang, Victor; Salminen, Vesa (2001-08)
      Global, dynamic, and competitive business environment has increased the complexity in product, service, operational processes and human side. Much engineering effort goes into reducing systems complexity. We argue that ...
    • Putting Patents in Context:Exploring Knowledge Transfer from MIT 

      Agrawal, Ajay; Henderson, Rebecca (2001-08-09)
      In this paper we explore the degree to which patents are representative of the magnitude, direction, and impact of the knowledge spilling out of the university by focusing on MIT, and in particular on the departments of ...