ICoRD'13 pp 897-911 | Cite as

Analysis of Management and Employee Involvement During the Introduction of Lean Development

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


The introduction of Lean Development (LD) requires change efforts within the organisation. People need to be convinced and motivated, development processes are questioned and adapted, eventually structures are changed. This paper compares the LD introduction processes within three SME with respect to three aspects: the top management involvement, the Lean leadership, and the employee involvement. Within those dimensions, main patterns are identified and interpreted to allow the derivation of implications for a successful introduction of LD.


Lean development Organisational change Management involvement Employee involvement 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Product DevelopmentTechnische Universität MünchenGarchingGermany

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