Knowledge management in new product teams: Practices and outcomes

Lynn G., Reilly R., Akgun A.

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT, vol.47, no.2, pp.221-231, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/17.846789
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.221-231
  • Keywords: individual learning, innovation, knowledge management, new product development, organizational learning, structural equation models, LEARNING ORGANIZATION, MARKETING INTERFACE, NOTE-TAKING, PERFORMANCE, INNOVATION, CAPABILITIES, POPULATIONS, TECHNOLOGY, IMPACT, VISION
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: No


This paper explores the critical practices impacting a new product team's ability to learn and succeed. By investigating the practices of 281 new product teams from around the world, several factors emerged that impact a team's ability to acquire and use knowledge to reduce cycle time and improve their probability of success. The significant factors include: 1) documentation of project information, 2) storage and retrieval systems for project information, 3) information reviewing practices, 4) vision clarity, 5) vision stability, and 6) management support of the project.