Defining product end-of-life strategies in new product development.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution › Professional
|Title of host publication||23rd Nordic Academy of Management Conference NFF 2015- Business in society|
|Subtitle of host publication||NFF 2015|
|Publisher||Nordic Academy of Management|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2015|
|Publication type||D3 Professional conference proceedings|
|Event||Nordic Academy of Management Conference - |
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …
|Conference||Nordic Academy of Management Conference|
|Period||1/01/00 → …|
New product development is about creating new offerings to the market and new business for the supplier. At the same time, it needs to consider the end-of-life options for the product, due to increasing legal and regulatory requirements towards eco-friendly product designs. Even if sustainability has become a relevant concern in product development, previous research does not sufficiently cover how end-of-life strategies can be taken into account in new product development processes. This study explores the ways in which environmentally conscious manufacturing firms consider end-of-life strategies in their product development processes. A pre-study with two companies and their external service provider is reported, covering the different practices for identifying end-of-life options and factors relevant in considering product end-of-life strategies during new product development. The results open up avenues for focused studies on the front end of innovation that is identified as the crucial phase for initiating material choices and other end-of-life considerations.
- product end-of-life, end-of-life strategy, product development, sustainability