Akamon Management Review
Online ISSN : 1347-4448
Print ISSN : 1348-5504
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Volume 15 , Issue 5
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Technical Notes on Management Literature
  • Technical Notes on Lilien, Morrison, Searls, Sonnack, and von Hippel (2002)
    Yoshiaki Yamashiro, Sota Akimoto
    2016 Volume 15 Issue 5 Pages 297-308
    Published: May 25, 2016
    Released: February 25, 2017
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    Lilien, Morrison, Searls, Sonnack, and von Hippel (2002) performed quantitative analysis on the new product development performance of 3M projects and concluded lead user idea-generation processes leads better results than non lead user idea-generation processes for new product development, which many following researchers have cited. However, no following researches have seem to review this study thoroughly. Thus, this paper reviews Lilien et al. (2002) and reveals that (a) Lilien et al (2002) is not reliable enough since it uses fairly subjective and personal performance indicator for quantitative analysis and (b) lead user idea-generation processes which Lilien et al. (2002) recoginizes as creative and effective is just one of non-lead user idea-generations.

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