Structuring the front end of innovation

  • Gaubinger K
  • Rabl M
  • 15


    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 3


    Citations of this article.


Building on the discussion of the integrated innovation and product management process, this chapter will start out with an explanation of the Front End of Innovation (FEI) with its high degree of uncertainty that differentiates the early stages from the remaining new product development (NPD) process. Furthermore the success factors of the early innovation phases are presented. Based on this the FEI process and its phases are highlighted and the core characteristics of different FEI models are discussed, each one reaching the goal of reducing uncertainty in a different way.

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


  • Kurt Gaubinger

  • Michael Rabl

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free