A research agenda to reduce risk in new product development through knowledge management: a practitioner perspective

  • Cooper L
  • 77


    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • N/A


    Citations of this article.


Successful newproduct development (NPD) requires effective strategies for reducing risk.Knowledge management systems (KMS) have the potential to aid in risk reduction, e.g. by gathering and processing relevant information and encapsulated knowledge from a variety of internal and external sources. The potential benefits of KMS, however, have not been fully realized, and may actually introduce new risks. This paper presents a practioner view of the desired characteristics of tools to support NPD and suggests a research agenda for the use of knowledge-based tools from the perspective of balancing benefits and risks.

Author-supplied keywords

  • innovation
  • knowledge management
  • new product development
  • risk

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document


  • L Cooper

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free