Over the horizon : planning products today for success tomorrow / Bill Hollins and Gillian Hollins.

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Publisher: Chichester : Wiley, [1999]Description: xxiv, 243 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0471987174.Subject(s): New products -- Great Britain -- Marketing | Product management -- Great BritainNote: Bibliography : page 235 - 240. - Includes index.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Much strategic guidance that is currently available on product and service development is still focused in the relatively short term. Companies must plan and be flexible if they are to survive and flourish in the future, but too many surrender to the necessity for a short-term healthy bottom-line in order to satisfy their shareholders. In order to satisfy and retain customer-base, organizations should not only ensure that their products and services available now are the best around, but that they will also be the best in the future. This is particularly important as product life cycles contract and organisations need to introduce replacement products and services at a faster and faster rate. The globalizing economy and advances in modern technology are also important factors. This book points that way to becoming more competitive and remaining competitive, ensuring a healthy and secure future. It will also help companies identify product and service failures, and eliminate them from the company's horizons.
Written in an engaging and thought-provoking way, this book seizes on a rapidly growing area of interest for practitioners and students alike. Although companies are being advised to look to, and plan for the long term, there is nothing currently available which provides real advice on what should be done now. The book takes a thoroughly practical approach by establishing a realistic set of guidelines to enable organizations to start to move and continue to move in the right direction. This is supported by a wealth of tools and techniques on how to implement what has been proposed.

Bibliography : page 235 - 240. - Includes index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Time Frame One
  • Survival in The Present The Organisation
  • Tools and Techniques in this Time Frame
  • Time Frame Two
  • New Products and Services Organisational Issues
  • Tools and Techniques in this Time Frame
  • New Product Failure and How to Avoid Them in Your Organisation
  • The Start Specifications and Subspecifications
  • The Control for New Products and Services
  • How Do You Justify the Project to the Accountant?
  • Time Frame Three
  • New Products and Services and Innovations Innovation
  • Innovation
  • Tools and Techniques Time Frame Four
  • Part 1 New Products and Services over the Horizon A System Rather Than a Process
  • The Effect of New Technology Idea Generation for the Future
  • Time Frame Four
  • Part 2 The Process How to Find the Future

Author notes provided by Syndetics

BILL HOLLINS undertakes consultancy in the area of new product development, where he is acknowledged as one of the world's leading authorities. He has worked extensively in industry and has a doctorate in Design Management from Strathclyde University. He also teaches at the Westminster Business School and Brunel University. He is widely published with several books and over ninety other publications to his credit.
After several years working in industry, GILLIAN HOLLINS spent time undertaking research at Henley Management College. She is now Principal of Direction Consultants with Bill Hollins. Her primary area of interest is in the people side of the design process. She is a member of the Institute of Personnel and Development, and a member of the Institute of Employment Consultants.