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dc.contributor.authorSihvonen, Antti
dc.contributor.authorPajunen, Kalle
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-16T10:58:49Z
dc.date.available2019-05-16T10:58:49Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationSihvonen, A., & Pajunen, K. (2019). Causal complexity of new product development processes : a mechanism-based approach. <i>Innovation: Organization and Management</i>, <i>21</i>(2), 253-273. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1080/14479338.2018.1513333" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1080/14479338.2018.1513333</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_28273090
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_78899
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/64008
dc.description.abstractThe outcomes of new product development (NPD) processes are dependent on the interplay of several interdependent activities. One product development activity can be dependent on the presence or absence of other activities, different kinds of NDP processes may lead to the same outcome, and specific kinds of activities may have a positive effect in one process but no effect in other processes. However, we currently lack means to examine and explain this causal complexity inherent in NPD processes. To address this issue, we introduce mechanism-based approach as a way to capture conjunctural and equifinal causal relations. We build this approach on the philosophical literature on mechanism-based explanations and the methodological opportunities provided by the qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) to identify how the activities of entities are configured together to generate outcomes. We elaborate this approach by presenting an in-depth historical analysis of the NPD projects of Vaisala, a meteorological instrument company. We discover and suggest that the company’s NPD projects were driven by three mechanisms (ideation, evaluation and commercialisation) and that each of them were actualised by a set of different activity configurations. Accordingly, we contribute to the NPD and innovation literature by showing how mechanism-based explanations take into account both the abstract theorisation of NPD processes and their inherent causal complexity.fi
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInnovation: Organization and Management
dc.rightsCC BY-NC-ND 4.0
dc.subject.otherconfigurations
dc.subject.othernew product development process
dc.subject.otherprocess research
dc.subject.otherqualitative comparative analysis
dc.titleCausal complexity of new product development processes : a mechanism-based approach
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201905142562
dc.contributor.laitosKauppakorkeakoulufi
dc.contributor.laitosSchool of Business and Economicsen
dc.contributor.oppiaineBasic or discovery scholarshipfi
dc.contributor.oppiaineStrategia ja yrittäjyysfi
dc.contributor.oppiaineBasic or discovery scholarshipen
dc.contributor.oppiaineStrategy and Entrepreneurshipen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2019-05-14T12:15:05Z
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange253-273
dc.relation.issn1447-9338
dc.relation.numberinseries2
dc.relation.volume21
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© The Authors, 2018.
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dc.subject.ysotuotekehitys
dc.subject.ysoinnovaatiot
dc.subject.ysoprosessijohtaminen
dc.subject.ysomekanismit
dc.subject.ysokompleksisuus
dc.format.contentfulltext
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p2721
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p7903
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p9908
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p8287
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p6340
dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.1080/14479338.2018.1513333


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