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1. Richardson, Tracy J. Is the sum greater than the parts? A qualitative case study of cross-functional team creativity.

Degree: PhD, 2018, University of Louisville

Creativity is an important capability for organizations to develop solutions for complex challenges. Cross-functional teams are often used within organizations in the hope of leveraging diverse perspectives to develop creative ideas. However, the process by which cross-functional teams generate new ideas is often elusive in practice and poorly understood in research. A case-study design was used to explore the complex nature of the creative process within a services industry organization, which is an understudied context for creativity. The study focused on the knowledge sharing and knowledge integration processes for cross-functional teams as well as overall team effectiveness. The results of the research suggest cross-functional teams should be formed with explicit focus on the structure of the team. In addition, cross-functional teams need guidance and support by leadership as well as organizational practices to allow team members to integrate their different knowledge and perspectives in order to support the creative process. Recommendations for future research and Human Resource Development Advisors/Committee Members: Alagaraja, Meera, Shuck, Brad, Shuck, Brad, Immekus, Jason, Gatto, Keith.

Subjects/Keywords: creativity; cross-functional teams; knowledge sharing and integration; team effectiveness; human resource development; Organization Development

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APA (6th Edition):

Richardson, T. J. (2018). Is the sum greater than the parts? A qualitative case study of cross-functional team creativity. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Louisville. Retrieved from 10.18297/etd/3121 ; https://ir.library.louisville.edu/etd/3121

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Richardson, Tracy J. “Is the sum greater than the parts? A qualitative case study of cross-functional team creativity.” 2018. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Louisville. Accessed January 25, 2020. 10.18297/etd/3121 ; https://ir.library.louisville.edu/etd/3121.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Richardson, Tracy J. “Is the sum greater than the parts? A qualitative case study of cross-functional team creativity.” 2018. Web. 25 Jan 2020.

Vancouver:

Richardson TJ. Is the sum greater than the parts? A qualitative case study of cross-functional team creativity. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Louisville; 2018. [cited 2020 Jan 25]. Available from: 10.18297/etd/3121 ; https://ir.library.louisville.edu/etd/3121.

Council of Science Editors:

Richardson TJ. Is the sum greater than the parts? A qualitative case study of cross-functional team creativity. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Louisville; 2018. Available from: 10.18297/etd/3121 ; https://ir.library.louisville.edu/etd/3121

2. Norlund, Gustaf. Produktutvecklingsprocessen och integreringen av olika funktioner : En fallstudie vid ett större tillverkande företag.

Degree: Industrial Management, 2019, University of Gävle

Today's competitive and changing market, places high demands on companies ability to develop new products and is considered crucial for their survival. 40% of all new products are estimated to fail at launch and only one out of 7-10 products have a successful sale. The product development process includes all different activities that gradually transform a product, from idea to launch. Therefore, one of the biggest challenges in the product development process is to control these functions and integrate them with each other. Through integrated product development, collaboration between different functions can be improved and they can be involved at an earlier stage in the process. The purpose of this study is to investigate the importance of a more integrated work between the different functions in the product development process at a major manufacturing company. This work has been performed through a case study at a larger manufacturing company that has a complex product development process with many activities and several functions involved. To collect the empirical material, qualitative data collection methods in the form of semi-structured interviews and document collection have been used. The empirical material together with previous research in the subject has formed the study's analysis and discussion. Furthermore, the conclusion was based on the result of the discussion and analysis. The study's empirical evidence shows that the functions of the case company are in various degrees involved in the product development process and that some functions are given priority. This lead, among other things, to delayed projects, not fully utilized competence and a lack of holistic view. Furthermore, the different functions within the company have a lack of understanding of each other's work. The company needs to improve communication internally since handover in the product development process often fails. Mail has become a major part of the communication and collocation has improved the function's interaction. The company wants to standardize the activities in the product development process to create a more uniform way of working in the organization. The results of this study indicate that integrated work between the functions has a positive effect on the product development process. However, there are factors that make the integrated work more difficult. By working more integrated within the process, this study suggests that the holistic approach for functions would be improved, priorities would be better and that understanding of others' work would increase. Furthermore, a more integrated way of working would help to minimize time from idea to launch.

Dagens konkurrenskraftiga och föränderliga marknad ställer höga krav på företags förmåga att ta fram nya produkter och det anses vara avgörande för deras överlevnad. Vid lansering uppskattas 40 % av alla nya produkter misslyckas och endast en av 7-10 produkter får en framgångsrik försäljning (Cooper, 2019). Produktutvecklingsprocessen innefattar alla de…

Subjects/Keywords: Product Development Process; Integrated Product Development; Standard Operation Procedures; Co-Location; Cross-Functional Integration.; Produktutvecklingsprocessen; Integrerad Produktutveckling; Standardiserat Arbetssätt; Samlokalisering; Tvärfunktionell Integration.; Interaction Technologies; Interaktionsteknik

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APA (6th Edition):

Norlund, G. (2019). Produktutvecklingsprocessen och integreringen av olika funktioner : En fallstudie vid ett större tillverkande företag. (Thesis). University of Gävle. Retrieved from http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-30404

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Norlund, Gustaf. “Produktutvecklingsprocessen och integreringen av olika funktioner : En fallstudie vid ett större tillverkande företag.” 2019. Thesis, University of Gävle. Accessed January 25, 2020. http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-30404.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Norlund, Gustaf. “Produktutvecklingsprocessen och integreringen av olika funktioner : En fallstudie vid ett större tillverkande företag.” 2019. Web. 25 Jan 2020.

Vancouver:

Norlund G. Produktutvecklingsprocessen och integreringen av olika funktioner : En fallstudie vid ett större tillverkande företag. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Gävle; 2019. [cited 2020 Jan 25]. Available from: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-30404.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Norlund G. Produktutvecklingsprocessen och integreringen av olika funktioner : En fallstudie vid ett större tillverkande företag. [Thesis]. University of Gävle; 2019. Available from: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-30404

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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