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Innovation for Multiproject Management: The Case of Component Commonality. / Korhonen, Tuomas ; Laine, Teemu ; Lyly-Yrjänäinen, Jouni ; Suomala, Petri .

In: Project Management Journal, Vol. 47, No. 2, 01.03.2016, p. 130-143.

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Korhonen, Tuomas ; Laine, Teemu ; Lyly-Yrjänäinen, Jouni ; Suomala, Petri . / Innovation for Multiproject Management: The Case of Component Commonality. In: Project Management Journal. 2016 ; Vol. 47, No. 2. pp. 130-143.

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abstract = "To attain benefits and value, multiproject R&D management seeks synergy between projects. Selecting or inventing appropriate end-product components within R&D programs is a concrete example of the synergy between projects. Lowering the number of different components used across projects (i.e., increasing component commonality) can lower end-product costs, which can contribute to firm-level profitability. Prior research, however, shows component commonality as a limitation of innovativeness in multiproject R&D. Conversely, this article shows that component commonality can also serve as the source of innovation, making component commonality an area of special interest to multiproject R&D management and research.",
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