Case | HBS Case Collection | April 1993 (Revised December 1993)


by Marco Iansiti


Investigates product development practices at NEC. The company provides an intriguing example of how to build capability through a stream of product development projects. Focuses in detail on an engineering group that develops the core component of its line of supercomputers and mainframes, following its evolution through multiple product generations.

Keywords: Product Development; Product Design; Innovation and Invention; Innovation and Management; Collaborative Innovation and Invention; Technological Innovation; Management Analysis, Tools, and Techniques; Information Technology; Factories, Labs, and Plants; Information Technology Industry;


Iansiti, Marco. "NEC." Harvard Business School Case 693-095, April 1993. (Revised December 1993.)