Organising New Product Development: Knowledge Hollowing-out and Knowledge Integration. The Fiat Auto Case

Markus C. Becker, Francesco Zirpoli

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The paper analyses the organization of the new product development process at FIAT from a resource-based perspective. The focus is on organizational resources for integrating dispersed specialist knowledge required in the development of complex products. The analysis shows how the application of a resource-based perspective is able to uncover negative long-term effects of outsourcing on the knowledge base (hollowing out), despite beneficial short-term effects on cost.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationFrederiksberg
PublisherThe Link Program
Number of pages39
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
SeriesLINK Working Paper

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