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Decision making at the front end of innovation: The hidden influence of knowledge and decision criteria

de Oliveira, MG and Rozenfeld, H and Phaal, R and Probert, D (2014) Decision making at the front end of innovation: The hidden influence of knowledge and decision criteria. R and D Management. ISSN 0033-6807

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Abstract

Decision making at the front end of innovation is critical for the success of companies. This paper presents a method, called decision making based on knowledge (DeBK), which was created to analyze the decision-making process at the front end. The method evaluates the knowledge of project information and the importance of decision criteria, compiling a measure that indicates whether decisions are founded on available knowledge and what criteria are in fact being considered to delineate them. The potential contribution of DeBK is corroborated through two projects that faced decision-making issues at the front end of innovation. © 2014 RADMA and John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div E > Strategy and Policy
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 20:09
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2017 01:29
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