Towards re-use of knowledge in the concept stage of development

Krijn Smallenburg*, Joop I.M. Halman, Herman H. Van Mal

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A framework for specifying the intended result of a product development project is introduced in the paper. This framework has been developed for the concept stage and facilitates the establishment and re-use of acquired knowledge. In this way, core capabilities naturally grow stronger with each development project, and are exploited in a way that enables a company to do things its competitors cannot. Implementation of the framework within Colorproofing Systems - an organization developing and manufacturing industrial printing systems - improved the learning capabilities of the firm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)343-353
Number of pages11
JournalInternational journal of technology management
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Development of product concepts
  • Innovation management
  • Process knowledge maps
  • Technology management


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