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Amann, D., Kihlander, I. & Magnusson, M. (2019). DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION BARRIERS: EXPLORING VALUE NETWORK INERTIA IN COMPLEX LOW-VOLUME PRODUCTS. In: : . Paper presented at 26th Innovation and Product Development Management Conference (IPDMC). Leicester
Open this publication in new window or tab >>DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION BARRIERS: EXPLORING VALUE NETWORK INERTIA IN COMPLEX LOW-VOLUME PRODUCTS
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Leicester: , 2019
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-254602 (URN)
Conference
26th Innovation and Product Development Management Conference (IPDMC)
Note

QC 20190813

Available from: 2019-07-02 Created: 2019-07-02 Last updated: 2019-08-13Bibliographically approved
Amann, D., Kihlander, I. & Magnusson, M. (2019). FACILITATING PATH CHANGE: A HISTORICAL SUCCESS STORY OF PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT. In: : . Paper presented at 20th International CINet Conference.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>FACILITATING PATH CHANGE: A HISTORICAL SUCCESS STORY OF PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Keywords
paradigms, regimes, path change, CoPS, defence equipment
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies
Research subject
Machine Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-259199 (URN)
Conference
20th International CINet Conference
Note

QC 20190916

Available from: 2019-09-12 Created: 2019-09-12 Last updated: 2019-09-16Bibliographically approved
Amann, D., Kihlander, I. & Magnusson, M. (2018). Affordability Management And Its Influence On Concept Development. In: : . Paper presented at The 40th R&D Management Conference, July 1-4, Milan, Italy..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Affordability Management And Its Influence On Concept Development
2018 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-239909 (URN)
Conference
The 40th R&D Management Conference, July 1-4, Milan, Italy.
Note

QCR 20181206

Available from: 2018-12-05 Created: 2018-12-05 Last updated: 2018-12-06Bibliographically approved
Kihlander, I., Magnusson, M. & Karlsson, M. (2018). Reasons for and effects of certification of innovation management professionals. In: : . Paper presented at ISPIM Connects, December 2-5, Fukuoka, Japan.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Reasons for and effects of certification of innovation management professionals
2018 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-239911 (URN)
Conference
ISPIM Connects, December 2-5, Fukuoka, Japan
Note

QC 20181213

Available from: 2018-12-05 Created: 2018-12-05 Last updated: 2018-12-13Bibliographically approved
Amann, D., Kihlander, I. & Magnusson, M. (2017). Affordability aspects in the concept generation of defence systems. In: : . Paper presented at The 18th CINet conference, September 10-12, Potsdam, Germany.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Affordability aspects in the concept generation of defence systems
2017 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Cost escalation for fighter aircraft is arguably not sustainable. Pushing frontiers of technology by incremental improvements of traditional platforms has led to an exponential increase in cost. This paper addresses the process of concept generation with the purpose to explore how affordability is managed in that process, in order to identify possible measures to improve the likelihood of generating affordable concepts. This is done by studying two cases of concept generation of future combat air systems. The concepts generated in these two cases are however not curbing the cost escalation and are, with only one notable exception, based on incremental innovation. Nevertheless, the empirical observations offer leads to potentially foster a more innovative and cost conscious concept generation process, indicating avenues for future research.

Keywords
concept generation, affordability, innovation, defence sector
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-239906 (URN)
Conference
The 18th CINet conference, September 10-12, Potsdam, Germany
Note

QC 20181206

Available from: 2018-12-05 Created: 2018-12-05 Last updated: 2018-12-06Bibliographically approved
Kihlander, I. & Ritzén, S. (2014). Leda och organisera för innovation. Stockholm: PIEp (product Innovation Engineering program)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Leda och organisera för innovation
2014 (Swedish)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: PIEp (product Innovation Engineering program), 2014. p. 140
Keywords
innovationsledning, innovation
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-170397 (URN)978-91-637-4914-8 (ISBN)
Projects
PIEp
Funder
VINNOVA
Note

QC 20150714

Available from: 2015-06-30 Created: 2015-06-30 Last updated: 2015-07-14Bibliographically approved
Kihlander, I. & Ritzén, S. (2012). Compatibility before completeness - Identifying intrinsic conflicts in concept decision making for technical systems. Technovation, 32(2), 79-89
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Compatibility before completeness - Identifying intrinsic conflicts in concept decision making for technical systems
2012 (English)In: Technovation, ISSN 0166-4972, E-ISSN 1879-2383, Vol. 32, no 2, p. 79-89Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper investigates the practice of concept decision-making, i.e. making decisions on technical solutions in early product development stages. An empirical study was conducted in a Swedish automotive company, using a qualitative approach. The study reveals that a major challenge in concept decision-making is to achieve compatibility between systems in the product before the system solutions are completely developed. Managers and product developers need to know that conceptual solutions are good enough to progress into detailed development without performing detailed analysis. In the concept-decision process a number of intrinsic conflicts that these actors have to address are identified: understanding of the overall development process as iterative or stepwise; developing satisfying or optimized solutions; using defined or interpreted criteria when comparing solutions; and composing a complete car from different systems solutions, prioritizing project targets or long-term system targets. Consequences of these intrinsic conflicts, omnipresent in the process, are characterized and discussed. The authors suggest a number of means to address these intrinsic conflicts, such as enhancing actors' awareness of psychological biases. The authors also suggest to have clear and well-communicated visions regarding both product and development process, in order to guide individuals' daily judgments and trade-offs that have to be made.

Keywords
concept decisions, product development, decision-making, case study
National Category
Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-43401 (URN)10.1016/j.technovation.2011.10.005 (DOI)000328872000001 ()2-s2.0-84855879131 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Vinnova
Note

QC 20120618

Available from: 2011-10-14 Created: 2011-10-14 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved
Wallin, J. & Kihlander, I. (2012). Enabling Product-Service System development using creative workshops: experiences from industry cases. In: : . Paper presented at INTERNATIONAL DESIGN CONFERENCE - DESIGN 2012 Dubrovnik - Croatia, May 21 - 24, 2012 (pp. 321-330).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Enabling Product-Service System development using creative workshops: experiences from industry cases
2012 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Keywords
product-service system, workshop, creative methods, facilitation, industrial case
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-93984 (URN)
Conference
INTERNATIONAL DESIGN CONFERENCE - DESIGN 2012 Dubrovnik - Croatia, May 21 - 24, 2012
Note

QC 20130524

Available from: 2012-05-03 Created: 2012-05-03 Last updated: 2013-05-24Bibliographically approved
Kihlander, I. (2011). Concept decision making from a Think Tank perspective. Paper presented at 16th International Product Development Management Conference, IPDMC. Delft
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Concept decision making from a Think Tank perspective
2011 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Delft: , 2011
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-43386 (URN)
Conference
16th International Product Development Management Conference, IPDMC
Note
QC 20111017Available from: 2011-10-14 Created: 2011-10-14 Last updated: 2011-10-17Bibliographically approved
Kihlander, I. (2011). Exploring a decision-making forum in early product development. In: Culley, S.J.; Hicks, B.J.; McAloone, T.C.; Howard, T.J. & Dong, A. (Ed.), Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED11), Vol. 10: Design Methods and Tools. Paper presented at 18th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED'11 (pp. 360-369). Copenhagen
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring a decision-making forum in early product development
2011 (English)In: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED11), Vol. 10: Design Methods and Tools / [ed] Culley, S.J.; Hicks, B.J.; McAloone, T.C.; Howard, T.J. & Dong, A., Copenhagen, 2011, p. 360-369Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Decision making in early phases of product development is of great importance due to the large impact they have on the subsequent project, whilst in the same being heavily characterized by uncertainty. This paper explores decision making in early phases of product development, and reports empirical findings from a case study conducted in an automotive firm. The case study investigated a project meeting officially responsible for deciding the technical content of the product. For example it was found that defining working assumptions and asking questions were used as means to reduce uncertainty in the decision-making process, where three genres of questions were identified: elucidating, self enlightening and argumentative. Further, a number of challenges in managing the decision-making process were identified, specifically for such agenda-based meetings as in the case study which was found to rely on instant interactions between the participants. Project management e.g. instantly had to judge to widen or limit the problem discussed, or whether to continue probing a problem or stop the discussion in order to save the total meeting agenda.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Copenhagen: , 2011
Series
International Conference on Engineering Design, ISSN 2220-4334 ; 10
Keywords
decision-making, concept development, case study, meeting, project
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-43392 (URN)000320273700035 ()2-s2.0-84858842956 (Scopus ID)978-1-904670-30-8 (ISBN)
Conference
18th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED'11
Note

QC 20111017

Available from: 2011-10-14 Created: 2011-10-14 Last updated: 2014-01-09Bibliographically approved
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