The Effects of Outsourcing, Offshoring, and Distributed Product Development Organization on Coordinating the NPD Process (CHAPTER)

(with Edward G. Anderson, Alison Davis-Blake, Nitin Joglekar, and Geoffrey Parker)

Select papers by Sinan Erzurumlu are available on SSRN at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=721375


Handbook of New Product Development, edited by C. Loch and S. Kavadias




Outsourcing arrangements continue to evolve from peripheral activities, such as food services and back office transaction processing, to encompass more core activities such as new product development. Some arrangements maintain a clear lead organization while others, such as open source networks, are less centralized. We develop a framework identify the specific impact of different outsourcing arrangements on the search, selection, transformation, and coordination processes involved in new product development new product development.


Business Administration, Management, and Operations | Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations | Technology and Innovation

Recommended Citation

Anderson, Edward G., Jr., Alison Davis-Blake, S. Sinan Erzurumlu, Nitin R. Joglekar, and Geoffrey G. Parker. "The effects of outsourcing, offshoring, and distributed product development organizations on coordinating the NPD process." Handbook of new product development management. Ed. Christoph H. Loch and Stylianos Kavadias. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2008. 259-289.

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