An Agenda for Future Research on IT and Product Development

Part of the Annals of Information Systems book series (AOIS, volume 5)


As the nature and process of innovation have changed drastically in the past several years, so has the role of information technology (IT) in supporting the innovation activities. The objective of this book has been to examine the issues related to the application of IT in product/service development from multiple disciplinary and theoretical perspectives. The various chapters have considered a wide range of issues including the business value of IT applications, PLM implementation, virtual teams, customer co-innovation, and knowledge management systems. The discussions in these chapters identified several issues for future research related to the different topics. In this concluding chapter, I identify and discuss some of the broader research themes that have emerged from the different chapters. By identifying these broader themes, I hope to bring a sharper focus on and lay out a rich and promising agenda for future research on IT and product development.


Product Development Innovation Activity Service Innovation Virtual Team Knowledge Management System 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lally School of ManagementRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroyUSA

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